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Saudi Arabia Suspends Makkah Imam’s Twitter Account

The authorities in Saudi Arabia blocked the twitter account of Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim, one of the Imams in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The account was closed after Al-Shuraim posted comments about political and social issues in the kingdom and criticized what he believes are violations of Islamic teachings. Al-Shuraim …

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Jerusalem Issue Goes Missing In Makkah, Madinah Sermons

The Saudi imams of the Grand Mosques in Makkah and Madinah kept mum on the controversial Jerusalem issue during Friday sermons. Although he did point out that the Kingdom “reiterated the legal rights of the blessed Palestinian people” and hailed King Salman and other Muslim leaders for seeking the best …

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Selfies Abandoned In Makkah And Medina Holy Sites

Saudi authorities have banned taking pictures and recording footage at Makkah and Medina holy sites. The ban reportedly came into effect on November 12 and applies to the compound of Makkah’s Grand Mosque, known as Masjid al-Haram, and Medina’s Masid an-Nabawi, where the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad is housed. …

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Politicising Haj pilgrimage draws flak worldwide

Qatari’s as well as human rights groups from around the world have accused Saudi Arabia of politicising Haj citing restrictions on people living in Qatar planning to travel to Makkah for the annual Islamic pilgrimage. The four Arab states that have cut transport links with Qatar as well as Saudi …

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