From the moment Al-Saud was raised a giant onto the Hijaz at the turn of the 18th century, so that it could affirm itself holiest and most legitimate upon the teachings of two heretic scholars: Ibn Taymiyah and Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab, Islam has...
This article examines the attitudes of the Saudi ulema towards the Saudi Shi‘a in political and social terms through the analysis of fatawa, sermons, lectures, and publications issued by the Saudi religious authorities...
First International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance to be held from May 6 to 8 at Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia to discuss the oretical and empirical new advances and research on Islamic banking and finance. Following the recent global financial crises, the focus on Islamic economics and ...
Director of Hamburg Islamic Center and Hamburg’s Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Reza Ramezani criticized the death sentence against highly-revered Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.
In order to pursue the causes of this great tragedy, a fact-finding committee including members from your organization and some of the members of the bereaved families as well as representatives of responsible international organizations has to be set up as soon as possible, and they have to get to ...
In a statement on Monday, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi described the Saudi authorities’ decision to execute Sheikh Nimr as “unwise and dangerous” and warned against the consequences of such a move. “We recommend the inexperienced officials of Saudi Arabia not to cause the already chaotic situation of their country to deteriorate ...
“I am grateful to be alive after a distressing Hajj experience – and urge all Muslims to protest about the inhumane treatment of pilgrims. Radical change is needed”said: Sabreena Razaq Hussain. With 2 million people gathered in one small city for the hajj, some discomfort was to be expected. And ...
Iran Supreme Leader Threatens Saudi Arabia with Severe Reaction if Disrespecting the Hajj Pilgrims. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei says Saudi Arabia has not made good on its obligations regarding the recent deadly Hajj incident, saying Iran’s possible response will be”tough and harsh.” “Should we decide ...
Saudi Arabia’s top religious leader said a stampede which killed nearly 2000 Hajj pilgrims was beyond human control. “You are not responsible for what happened”, Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh told Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef in a meeting in Mina on Friday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. “As ...