Religion in Saudi Arabia
Sunni Islam is the state religion of Saudi Arabia and its law requires that all citizens be Muslims. The government does not legally protect the freedom of religion. Any overseas national attempting t...
Saudi Arabia Sentences A Man To 10 Years In Prison And 2,000 Lashes For Expressing His Atheism On Twitter
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of social media posts. The report carried in Al-Watan says the 28-year-old man...
Islam in Saudi Arabia
Islam is the state religion of Saudi Arabia. The connection between Islam and Saudi Arabia (or at least the western Hejaz region of the country) is uniquely strong. The kingdom, which sometimes is cal...
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Christianity in Saudi Arabia
Accurate religious demographics are difficult to obtain in Saudi Arabia but while all citizens are considered Muslims by the state, there are believed to be at least several hundred thousand Christian...
Hinduism in Saudi Arabia
There are many Hindus in Arab states, many due to the migration of Indians to the oil-rich states around the Persian Gulf.Hindu temples have been built in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Ye...
Freedom of religion in Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an Islamic theocratic monarchy in which Sunni Islam is the official state religion. Although no law requires citizens or passport holders to be Muslim, almost all citiz...
Holiest sites in Sunni Islam
According to Sahih al-Bukhari, Muhammad said "Do not prepare yourself for a journey except to three Mosques: Masjid al-Haram, the Mosque of Aqsa (Jerusalem) and my Mosque." In the Islamic tradition, t...
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Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab (/wəˈhɑːb/; Arabic: محمد بن عبد الوهاب‎; 1703 – 22 June 1792) was a preacher and scholar from Nejd in central Arabia who founded an Islamic movement today often k...
Al Oud cemetery
Al Oud Cemetery (Arabic: مقبرة العود‎) is a public cemetery in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The word Oud, in Arabic, means "elder (older person)", referring to King Abdulaziz, who was buried in the...
Holiest sites in Shia Islam
In addition to the three mosques accepted by all Muslims as holy sites, Shia Muslims consider sites associated with Muhammad, his family members (Ahl al-Bayt) and descendants (including the Shia Imams...
Holiest sites in Shia Islam - Wikipedia
Al ash-Sheikh
The Al ash-Sheikh (Arabic: آل الشيخ‎, ʾĀl aš-Šayḫ), also transliterated in a number of other ways, including Al ash-Shaykh, Al ash-Shaikh, Al al-Shaykh, or Al-Shaykh is Saudi Arabia's leadi...
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Al Adl cemetery
Al Adl cemetery ("Divine justice", Arabic: مقبره العدل) is one of the earliest and largest resting places in Mecca. It is also the second largest cemetery in the city.
The graveyard was opened in ...
Hamid Bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie
H. E. Prof. Dr. Hamid Bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie (Arabic: معالي الأستاذ الدكتور حامد الرفاعي‎) is a Saudi activist and thinker, and president of the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue (IIFD...
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Wahhabism
Wahhabism (Arabic: وهابية‎, Wahhābiya(h)) or Wahhabi mission (/wəˈhɑːbi, wɑː-/; Arabic: ألدعوة ألوهابية‎, ad-Da'wa al-Wahhābiya(h) ) is a religious movement or offshoot branch of ...
Politics of Saudi Arabia
The politics of Saudi Arabia takes place in the context of an absolute monarchy, where the King of Saudi Arabia is both head of state and the head of government, but decisions are, to a large extent, ...
Politics of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia
Al-Baqi'
Maqbaratul Baqī' (Arabic: مقبرة البقيع‎, The Baqi Cemetery) is a cemetery in Medina, present-day Saudi Arabia, located to the southeast of the Masjid al-Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque). The mo...
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Buddhism in Saudi Arabia
The International Religious Freedom Report 2007, of U.S. Department of State, estimated that more than 8 million foreigners are living and working in Saudi Arabia, including Muslims and non-Muslims.Th...
Book of Idols
The Book of Idols (Kitāb al-Așnām), written by the Arab scholar Hisham Ibn Al-Kalbi (737 – 819), describes gods and rites of Arab religion. The text is critical of pre-Islamic religion and decries the...