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Monday, 24 October 2016

List of 49 people mentioned by name in the Holy Quran

Today, we have decided to educate readers about a topic which is not generally known to everyone. Do you know that there are 49 names of people mentioned in the Holy Quran? It includes 25 Prophets, 3 probable prophets, 13 non-prophets and 8 angels. There is only one woman whose name is mentioned in the Holy Quran. I think it is important for each and every Muslims at least to know about these facts. Allah awarded almost all his prophets with miracles and the biggest miracle which was awarded to the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W is the Holy Quran.

Names of 25 Prophets mentioned in the Holy Quran
Isa (Jesus)
Musa (Moses)


Names of 3 Probable Prophets mentioned in the Holy Quran
  • Dhul-Qarnayn
  • Luqman
  • Uzayr

13 Non-Prophet Names mentioned in the Holy Quran
  • Azar
  • Aziz
  • Al-Samiri
  • Abu Lahab
  • Fir'aun
  • Haman
  • Imran
  • Jalut
  • Maryam/Mary mother of Isa (only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an)
  • Qarun
  • Talut
  • Iblis also 'Shaytan' or the Satan
  • Zayd ibn Harithah

8 Names of Angels mentioned in the Holy Quran
  • Jibrael
  • Mikael
  • Harut
  • Marut
  • Maalik
  • Malak Ul-Maut also known as Angel Izrael
  • Kiraman Katibin
  • Muqarrabun

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A Stepmother slaughters her step-daughter in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

A wife’s duty is to take care of her husband and everything associated with him, be it his family or kids from another wedding. This is regarded as among the good behaviors in society. The lady and her husband's kids from another marriage should absolutely show benevolence and admiration to each other, as she is their step-mother and they are her step-children. If a lady is marrying an already married man, this should be decided initially that either she is going to accept the children or they are given to their biological mother to avoid incidents in future.

In Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Area, the police reported an incident that a little girl of about age 6 was killed by her stepmother after she was picked up from school. The six-year-old girl named Reem Al-Rashidi was with her class fellows at the school in Al Ahsa and attended the first two periods of the institute on Monday. However, her stepmother reached to the school and requested them to take her home. To prove her identity she showed the family ID card. Under Saudi rules for schools, a student is given consent to take off from the school and sent back to the parents if the guardian shows a family National card to the administration, proving that the kid is theirs.

On Wednesday, a newspaper stated that the stepmother, the other wife of Reem’s father, fooled the school powers by proving that she was her real mother and was approved the consent to take her out. The stepmother then took Reem to a barren isolated area. She then cut her neck with a sharp knife which she had hidden, slaughtering her on the mark. A witness who saw the horrible murder being attempted ran after the murderer, but she ran away from the area before he could grasp her. However, he recognized the place she hid in and informed the police immediately.

After a short siege, the police entered the house, captured the murderer and took the knife in custody. On social media, Saudis showed their contempt over the incident. One user wrote “How was it workable for the stepmother to investigate her eyes during the unbearable sin. May Divine force give her punishment.” The police after taking the killer in custody said that they received a call at around 9am on Monday from a Saudi resident who narrated the entire incident and gave them the location address.

They hurried to the crime scene and discovered Reem’s dead body lying on a barren land close to the family home. An agent for the police said that the killer was a Saudi lady in her 30s who was captured and referred to the general prosecution for examination. No doubt this news gave me goosebumps as to how a lady could just kill a little girl brutally who did nothing to her. The Saudi government is looking into the case and will surely give justice to that poor soul.

Source: Gulf News

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Saudi man earns SR 5,700 per day disguised as woman

The story began in Dammam, about 10 years ago when a Saudi guy in his 30s could not find a good job however he had even finished his training at a vocational guidance school. It was about one and a half year after his graduation that he had no luck in jobs. Then one day, after a mishap he thought of an idea to earn money easily. This was when he saw a beggar sitting outside a general store. On the spot, he concluded to take this as a profession and start begging. He recognized that within a couple of minutes the beggar made a good amount of money and said to himself that this was a profession worth acknowledging.

The following day, he took copy of electricity bill of a high sum and a fake health report found on the web that showed he was excessively debilitated to work. He selected a place where there weren’t many beggars and began his work. He initially earned SR 450. The man realized that individuals are more merciful towards ladies so he started disguising himself as a woman. On day one as a woman, the man gathered approx. SR 5,700. His cash started to build up and his income doubled and tripled. His bank account had millions of Riyals. He shortly turned into a recognized client in a number of monetary institutions.

He decided to move onto fresh chapter of his life by getting married. He guaranteed that he had acquired a high-paying work in a firm in Jubail Manufacturing City, purchased an expensive brand new car and a comfortable flat. He got married and was blessed with two kids. With passing time, his sense of right and wrong began pricking him. He started feeling guilty of his profession and the fact that his income was illegal made him anxious. He sold his comfortable flat and bought a less posh one. The thought shocked him that his income was earned through dishonest means and at the same time the spirit of scarcity in his life before he became wealthy continued to chase him again. He lost his peace of mind and could not sleep. Another bad thing that happened to him was his spouse, who had absolutely no idea about his profession, unexpectedly asked for a breakup.

He went to a psychiatrist where it was found that he is having intense depression. He started treatment and showed improvement. The only thing which bothered him was the money saved in his bank by begging. Al-Ghamdi said that the man was lost between his wish to get money easily through begging and his understanding that the income he got was against the law and this turned him into a mental case.

He advised the man to continue his treatment and to contribute his income to charity and welfare activities in favor of the needy and homeless so that his inner voice is satisfied “This is the best way to renew his confidence and self-respect,” Al-Ghamdi said.

Source: Saudi Gazette

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A 1400 Years Old Masjid discovered in Al-Kharj Saudi Arabia

As we know Saudi-Arabia is rich in Islamic heritage and its history reflects Islamic civilization, icons, and culture. On 21st of September, 2011, the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage with French counterpart and archaeological experts signed an agreement to conduct an archaeological excavations mission. This mission consisted of 18 members in whom the French team was led by Dr. Jeremy Chitikat and Saudi team by Abdul Aziz Al Hammad. Archaeological excavations mission was conducted in Al Kharj city of Saudi-Arabia, located in central of the Kingdom under Al Kharj Governorate. This city lies around 80 km south from the capital of Saudi Arabia "Riyadh".

The excavation mission did great discovery and highlighted important historical Islamic stories. The mission of this archaeological excavation is doing work in multiple places in the area, called Al-Yamamah.  This Mission has successfully discovered a large mosque which dates back to the early Islamic civilization, expressing the era from the first century to the fifth century AH. This Holy Mosque is considered as one of the biggest mosques in the Arabian foreland at the time, after the two Holy Mosques. One of the newspapers reported about this mission and stated that this mission’s investigation also included the Al Bina, and five other Islamic sites scattered in many areas which were located in Riyadh and Wadi al Dawasir, Asharq Al-Awsat.

The experts and archaeological investigation work resulted in the finding of a number of places which also lead this period to the Stone Age. This is the first time in Saudi history that these historical places have been discovered in the city of Al-Kharj. The era of these discovered places was about 100,000 years old.  There are many old broken remains of that era found. There were remains of glass beads and bracelets in yellow, blue and red colored clay. Green glass items and broken clay remains were also found in the area.

There were small plates which looked like from the era of Abassid or the period before the spread of Islam in the 5th century AH.  Remains of human habitation were also reported at Ain Al-Dale'a, which is situated towards the western side of the city of Al-Kharj. It was considered that It dated back to about 5,000 years ago. An uncovered sword made of bronze having the size of 56-centimeter and iron of the 1st century BC were also discovered. 

At King Saudi University, the professor of archaeology and heritage as well as chairman of the Saudi team, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghazi, during the first season of the mission’s work stated that the mission is the first of its type in the Middle East with respect to the number of specialists, their qualifications, and the contributions to heritage research and excavation.  Prince Sultan bin Salman who is chairman of the Saudi Council for Tourism and National Heritage also expressed his gratitude for the excavation work. The excavation work is run and under control with the command of the guardian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman. This promoted good tourism and served as a source of knowledge for their citizens about Islamic history in the Kingdom.

Source: Arab News

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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Procedure to Renew Pakistani Passport Online for Overseas Pakistanis

Ministry of Interior Pakistan has launched a website recently which will help overseas Pakistanis to renew their passports. Pakistani passport holders are now able to submit applications to renew their machine readable passports online. They have published on their website that it takes 16.5 minutes to fill up the application form for renewal of Pakistani passport online. We have explained the procedure to renew Pakistani Passport Online for Overseas Pakistanis below.  In order to apply for the renewal of Pakistani passport online, it must not be valid for more than 7 months.

Procedure to Renew Pakistani Passport Online for Overseas Pakistanis

  • First of all you need to click on the link and register your account there. An email code will sent to your email address for verification along with a PIN code which you need to provide to activate your account.
  • Log In to your account and create an application for Renewal of your machine readable passport and provide details for your application.
  • Provide your address for machine readable passport delivery.
  • Pay Fee through a Credit Card/Debit Card. The schedule of fee has been given in this link . It is important to mention here that the fee is non-refundable. Make sure you have provided all the details correctly before making payment of the fee.
  • Provide the required personal details
  • Provide your present address in your resident country and permanent address in Pakistan. Currently, the home delivery option is not available in all countries. However, you can always select to deliver your passport at Pakistan Consulate or Pakistan Embassy of the country you live in.
  • Review the information you provided, sign the declaration and then submit the application.

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  4. Letter of Endorsement for Police Clearance Certificate from Pakistan Embassy
  5. Procedure to get Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from Pakistan


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