Thursday, 16 November 2017

Saudi Mawlid







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Islam in Perspective
Prophet’s birthday celebration ‘sinful’
RIYADH: ARAB NEWS | Published — Saturday 3 January 2015


Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has warned against celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (peace be upon him), saying that it is a superstitious practice that was illegally added to the religion.
“It is a bida (a sinful religious innovation) that crept into Islam after the first three centuries when the companions and successors of the companions lived.”
Instead, it is obligatory for Muslims to follow the Prophet’s teachings as contained in the Sunnah, the sheikh said in his Friday congregational sermon at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque in Riyadh.
The sheikh said that those who urge others to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet are evil and corrupt.
 “The true love of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) is manifested by following in his footsteps and supporting his Sunnah ... that is how the love for the Prophet (pbuh) is expressed.”
He said Almighty Allah has said: “Say: ‘If you do love Allah, follow me: Allah will love you and forgive your sins.’” Muslims have a duty to believe in the Prophet (pbuh) as the servant and messenger of Allah, who was sent as a guide to the entire universe, Al-Asheikh said.
It is the duty of Muslims to love and respect him. They should also defend him against those who misinterpret his teachings, the atheists who deny him, and those who abuse or mock him. These are the duties of Muslims who truly love the Prophet (pbuh), the sheikh said.
He said that Almighty Allah states in the Holy Qur’an: “Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that you have gained; the commerce in which you fear a decline; or the dwellings in which you delight, are dearer to you than Allah, or His messenger, or the striving in His cause, then wait until Allah brings about His decision, and Allah guides not the rebellious.” Here

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Saudi Arabia is going to celebrate Mawlid un Nabi this year! 

(MashaAllah)!

Saudi Arabia announces an official holiday for all employees in the private and government sectors: (News Saudi Arabia Updated 15 hours ago):
An official holiday for all employees in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia explained that Thursday, November 30, 2017, will be an official holiday for all employees of the private and government sectors on the occasion of the Birth of the Holy Prophet (). On November 30, 12 Rabb'ul Awwal 1439, the birthday of the Prophet, In order to commemorate the birth of the Prophet ().
Each state differs from the other in celebrating the birth of the Prophet ().

The celebration of the birth of the Prophet () is one of the customs inherited between the generations.
Some countries give this day an official holiday to all employees in the private and governmental sectors, In which Muslims exchange congratulations and fasting a number of Muslims in the year of the Prophet Muhammad ().

Translated from Arabic news available at the below linked websites:

https://www.thaqfny.com/…/عطلة-رسمية-لكافة-العاملين-بالممل…/
http://www.elqanah-news.com/…/الملك-سلمان-يعلن-عن-اجازة-لج…/

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اجازة رسمية فى السعودية
اليوم اعلنت المملكة العربية السعودية عن منح العاملين فى المملكة والمقيمين فيها عن اجازة فى هذا الشهر وستوافق يوم 30/11/2017 الموافق ل12ربيع الاول 1439 .
موعد اجازة المولد النبوى فى السعودية 
اعلنت المصادر عن ان اليوم الخميس الموافق 30 من نوفمبر سيكون موافقا لمولد خير خلق الله محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم الموافق بالتقويم الهجرى ليوم 12 ربيع الاول فاعلنت المملكة عن ان يوم مولد خلق البرية سيكون اجازة رسمية لجميع العاملين فى المملكة العربية السعودية هذا بالاضافة الى يومى الجمعه والسبت فاصبحت اجازة المولد النبوى 3 ايام.
مراسم الاحتفال بالمولد النبوى فى السعودية 
تختلف مراسم الاحتفال بالمولد النبوى الشريف من بلد الى اخرى وتختلف الاحتفالات على حسب عادات كل دولة ففى مصر تنتشر حلويات المولد النبوى الشريف كمراسم للاحتفالات بداية من اول شهر ربيع الاول وحتى نهاية الشهر اما فى المملكة العربية السعودية فتطلق المملكة الضوء الاخضر من برج الساعه فى السعودية .


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I thought you said they where going to Celebrate ‘Mawlid’ ?
Yes I know?
But they decided to:

Yanni live in Jeddah 2017

Published on 30 Nov 2017

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 Balqees Fathi 



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Nelly concert in Saudi Arabia

Nelly, famous for his song, "It's getting hot in here, so hot, so take off all your clothes" and man who raps about sex, drugs, drinking, pimping and the gangster lifestyle:

Nelly - Hot In Herre
93,382,902 views

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" One of Nelly's most well-known tracks, Hot in Herre, asks women to take off all their clothes.

“The Dec. 14 concert is part of the Saudi kingdom’s $2.7 billion effort to revamp its moribund entertainment and leisure industries, a small but key element of 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious reform and modernization agenda.”

"It's amazing to have your music transcend and be accepted globally, not just by where you come from but also by people who have never met you or seen you before," the 42-year-old Nelly told reporters before his performance.

"This experience is probably bigger for me than it is for you guys, so it feels great to be here," he added.
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"The rapper was arrested in October in the United States, in connection with rape allegations brought forward by a college student, which he denied."
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John Travolta meets fans in Saudi Arabia to celebrate cinema ban lift








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Saudi Arabia: Backlash after women celebrate National Day 
25 September 2017 Here
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IN PICTURES: How Saudi Arabia celebrated its 87th national day Here

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Saudi Valentine's Day


Saudi cleric endorses Valentine's Day as 'positive event'
AFP/Riyadh
Filed on February 15, 2018
A prominent Saudi cleric on Wednesday endorsed Valentine's Day calling it a "positive social event" that was not linked to religion.

The comment from Ahmed Qassim Al Ghamdi, former chief of the religious police in the holy city of Makkah, comes as 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pursues a far-reaching liberalisation drive that has upended years of conservative tradition.

"It is a positive social event and congratulating people for it is not against sharia (law)," Ghamdi told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television.

"It is an act of kindness to share greetings on Western national and social holidays, including Valentine's Day, exchange red roses with others, as long as it is towards peaceful people who do not share animosity or are being at war with Muslims."

In recent years, Saudi Arabia launched a series of reforms. Prince Mohammed, who has vowed to return the country to "moderate Islam", has further cut back the political role of clerics in a historic reordering of the Saudi state.

Florists openly sold red roses and Valentine's Day memorabilia in cities such as Jeddah on Wednesday.
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Al Arabiya English Friday, 16 February 2018
Saudi Arabia citizens celebrate Valentine’s day for the first time
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Fashion show in Medina sparks Saudi anger on Twitter
March 7, 2018 at 4:12 am   | Published in: Middle East, News, Saudi Arabia, Twitter Trends

 “Wine has become a mere drink, gambling became a game of luck and singing became an art, bribery became drinking a coffee and promiscuity became civilisation, make up became elegance, nudity became freedom and adultery became a transient relationship?. 
All while the promotion of virtue has become fanaticism and the prohibition of vice has become backwardness. 
Satan has been frank with us, he has given us a fashion show in the city of the Prophet.”
Here  (Twitter: Here)

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Muslim cleric deals out the deck at first-ever Saudi Arabia card tournament




Thousands of Saudis flocked to attend the first day of the Baloot Championship on Wednesday, which is offering a total prize of one million Saudi riyals ($270,000) for the top four teams, state-run SPA reported.
The four-day event, which was organised by the General Entertainment Authority, has over 12,000 players taking part in the country's first official card game competition.
Sheikh Adel al-Kalbani, a senior Muslim cleric, attended the opening day of the event – a move likely taken by authorities to dampen criticism from conservatives.
"Unfortunately I don't know how to play Baloot but I wish everyone luck and I hope there is good sportsmanship," Kalbani told players.

Saudi Arabia has kicked off its first-ever card game tournament in the capital Riyadh (Najd-Horn of Satan) with a popular cleric in attendance as authorities try to boost local sports and entertainment.
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alaraby.co.uk/english/society/2018/4/6 Here
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Black Panther to become first film shown in Saudi Arabian cinemas in 35 years





According to reports, the Marvel blockbuster will receive a gala premiere in Riyadh on 18 April (2018) as part of a deal done by US theatre chain AMC that will see 40 cinemas open in Saudi cities over the next five years.
Saudi Arabia had some cinemas in the 1970s but its powerful clerics closed them, reflecting rising Islamist influence throughout the Arab region at the time. Here

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Saudis flock to ‘Black Panther’ as first public cinema premieres

Video on  FB: Here

RIYADH — Dozens of Saudi families flocked to the movies on Friday for the first time in almost 40 years, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the Kingdom’s debut theater in Riyadh.

Tickets for the American superhero movie “Black Panther”went on sale online at midnight for SR75 ($20) and sold out within minutes. Excited cinemagoers posed for selfies in the foyer and stood in line for popcorn.
“It’s like a historical event that happened here,”said Mana, an usher at the movie theater in the King Abdullah Financial District, a new development in northern Riyadh.
Before the main feature, the audience watched a short on the history of film, a clip from a US television interview with Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, and an advertisement for Coca-Cola featuring women driving.
The choice of movie was not random.
“It is the story of a young prince who transforms a great nation,”Adam Aron, chief executive of the theater operator AMC Entertainment Holding said at a VIP screening on Wednesday. “That might sound familiar to a few of you.”

To serve a population of more than 32 million, most of whom are under the age of 30, the authorities plan to set up around 350 cinemas with over 2,500 screens by 2030, which they hope will attract nearly $1 billion in annual ticket sales.Here



(Edited by ADHM)