English version of Friday sermons at holy mosques to go online
By Rizwan Khatik - Tue Apr 17, 5:05 am
The English translations of the Friday and Eid sermons from the pulpits of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will soon go online.
Suleiman Aba Al-Khail, president of the Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Riyadh and Nasser Al-Khozaim, deputy chairman of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, signed an agreement in Riyadh to publish such sermons online yesterday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
According to the cooperation agreement, the university will undertake translation of the Friday sermons delivered at the two holy mosques, in addition to the sermons on Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha and place it on the presidency’s website throughout the year. This will come into effect from the beginning of the next academic year.
Speaking on the occasion, Al-Khail said the university is proud of undertaking this noble mission in the service of Islam and Muslims across the world. “This comes in the framework of the university’s social responsibility, role of building the younger generation and above all serving the nation.
On his part, Al-Khozaim said the signing of the agreement is in line with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to disseminate such messages from the two holy mosques around the world.
In another development, Al-Khail signed another contract with a Saudi company to establish an audio-visual link between the boy students’ city and King Abdullah City for Girls in the university campus.
Muhammad Al-Jaryan, general supervisor of technical affairs at the university, said the facility would enable girl students and women academic staff to watch activities and programs such as lectures and workshops being held at the boy’s city and other facilities in the university campus.