Ramadan 2013 Fasting Timetable (Roza) and Schedule according in Saudi Arabia for different fiqa as Hanafi (Sunni) and fiqa Jafria (Shia). As Holy Ramadan/ Ramzan is the month of Fasting for allMuslims Worldwide.
Islamabad: Saudi Arabia has played a key role in former President Pervez Musharraf’s possible return to Pakistan by convincing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over not creating any hurdle, a report said on Monday.
Ahmed Raza Qasoori, the central leader of Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), says Sharif brothers have close relationship with the Saudi officials therefore they have convinced both the brother to not create any obstruction on his return.
The former president during press conference in Dubai has recently announced to end his self-imposed exile and said that he would return to Pakistan within one week after the interim setup.
“Musharraf announced the return after getting assurance from the PML-N leaders,” the report quoting sources said.
However, when a local news agency contacted PML-N’s Secretary Information Mushahid Ullah to comment over the news report, he said he had no knowledge over the issue.
Aqeel Khan Mohammed Riyad was convicted of attempting to smuggle heroin into the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.
He was beheaded in the capital.
His execution brings to 15 the number of people beheaded in Saudi Arabia so far this year.
In 2012, the kingdom executed 76 people, according to an AFP tally based on official figures. The US-based Human Rights Watch put the number at 69.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia’s strict version of sharia, or Islamic law.
Khan left from Mumbai on Friday night.
The pilgrimage came in between the hectic schedule of the promotion of his much-awaited forthcoming crime thriller “Talaash“.
As one of Islam“s five pillars, the Haj is enjoined on all Muslims who are physically able to carry it out. The grand mosques in Mecca and Medina, the two holiest in Islam, draw millions of pilgrims annually.
Home to Islam“s holiest sites, Saudi Arabia regards itself as the guardian of Islam and assumes the responsibility of maintaining a peaceful Haj season when Muslims from various sects gather at the same place and time.
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Haj starts on the eighth day of the lunar month of Dhul Hijja, most pilgrims come earlier to visit the holy mosques in Mecca and nearby Medina, where the prophet Muhammad was buried over 1,400 years ago.
Among the rites they must perform during the three-day pilgrimage, hajis must walk seven times around the Kaaba, the cube-shaped building at the centre of the Grand Mosque, pray at nearby
The completion of Haj is the celebration of Eid Al Adha, which falls on October 26, 2012 (plus or minus one day) depending on the country.
Osama al-Bar, the Mayor of Mecca, is inviting bids to build a large renewable energy plant, with a key component dedicated to solar energy, a first step towards achieving its stated ambition of becoming a solar powerhouse. The winner will be announced on January 5, 2013.
With a fast-growing population’s demand for electricity threatening its status as the world’s largest oil exporter, Saudi is seeking to meet the country’s energy needs with alternative fuels, particularly solar energy, to allow it to export more oil and gas.
Currently, domestic consumers use some 25 per cent of Saudi’s crude output, with oil accounting for roughly 50 per cent of the country’s electricity production.
The Saudi Arabian government has said that it will invest $109 billion to establish a strong solar industry across the nation. The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy program is the jewel in this crown, and aims to develop 41 gigawatts of solar capacity over the next 20 years. 25 gigawatts will be installed in the form of solar thermal plants, and the remaining 16 gigawatts will be supplied by photovoltaic panels.
Adnan Amin, the director general of the International Renewable Energy Agency, said that “Mecca’s program complements that work and may provide a guide for other Middle Eastern cities on how to adopt the technology.”
The city will need 385 gigawatt-hours of power each year and the whole project should be finished by 2018.