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‘Gulzar peers’ in Saudi too, scholars say beware of them

‘Gulzar peers’ in Saudi too, scholars say beware of them

Many fake Ruqyah healers have appeared in Saudi Arabia offering their services to clients affected by genies or black magic. Some of these practitioners misuse this spiritual treatment system followed by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions, reports said. Ruqyah means reciting Qur’an and saying supplications reported from the Prophet (pbuh) over […]

Full house as cinema returns to Saudi Arabia

Full house as cinema returns to Saudi Arabia

Plans call for opening about 350 cinemas representing 2,500 screens by 2030, generating an expected $1 billion in annual box office receipts and making the Kingdom the 11th largest theatrical exhibition market in the world. The growth of the exhibition sector is expected to create around 30,000 permanent jobs and some 130,000 temporary positions, by […]

Wearing ‘sports abayas’ new normal in Saudi

Wearing ‘sports abayas’ new normal in Saudi

A sports-friendly version of the abaya gown is fast becoming the new normal in Saudi Arabia, reports said. Pictures of female athletes running in the garb in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month. Designers such as Eman Joharjy are cashing in on the growing popularity of the so-called sports abayas. “There […]

Saudi woman minister removes face veil

Saudi woman minister removes face veil

Intellectuals and writers in Saudi Arabia have come forward to defend the kingdom’s Deputy Minister for Girls’ Education Haya Al Awad after she appeared in public without her niqab, reports said. No details were provided about Al Awad’s decision to lift the niqab that kept only a gaping slit for her eyes. While a few […]