Makkah Gears Up for Ramadan

MAKKAH: The Makkah municipality will largely focus on street cleaning, environmental safety and guaranteeing supply of hygienic food at restaurants during the month of Ramadan.

Makkah Mayor Osama Al-Bar said on Sunday, “The municipality has made preparations for the large number of pilgrims and visitors gathering in Makkah in the holy month of Ramadan and have in place the required number of workers and equipment to implement all tasks.

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Saudi Grand Mufti Denies Inviting Rabbis to Riyadh

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al Shaikh has denied press reports that he had invited Jewish rabbis to a forthcoming inter-faith reconciliation conference in Riyadh.

In a press statement, the Mufti, who is also chairman of the Senior Scholars’ Commission and Ifta, clarified that what has been published in some newspapers, quoting some news agencies, are “reports which are absolutely baseless and have no grain of truth.” Citing a verse from the Quran, the Mufti called for verifying baseless news that might cause harm to others, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

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