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Saturday, 26 October 2019

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Friday, 2 December 2016

8 Years Jail term for disregarding the rulers and scholars of the Kingdom on Internet

The Special Criminal Court in Jeddah has just issued a preliminary ruling on a Saudi national man. The Saudi national has been sentenced to eight years in prison by the Special Criminal Court for the crime of disregarding the scholars and rulers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Special Criminal Court held the Saudi national man guilty of blatantly opposing the senior scholars for their honesty and their faith. The Saudi man also challenged the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary of Saudi Arabia and went ahead of accusing various government bodies of violating human rights without having any evidence to back up his accusation.

The Saudi national has been also charged with inciting the public via the internet against the rulers of Saudi Arabia. He also termed them as oppressors and called for demonstrations against the rulers of Saudi Arabia. He has also been charged with refusal to obey rulings of the court on dissolving a banned society known as “hasm” and was adamant on continuing work with the society. The Special Criminal Court has also placed a ban on the Saudi man on traveling to any foreign country or using any platform of social media for a period of 8 years after his prison sentence ends. In a separate ruling, a court in Riyadh has found two Saudi nationals guilty of having links with Al Qaeda and Daesh or ISIS and has sentenced both guilty Saudis to 12 and nine years behind bars.

One of the convicts has been sentenced to nine years behind bars for traveling to Syria to join the Daesh group and to also participate in the current war going on in the region. He has also been convicted of providing money to another person to arrange his travel to Syria. The other charges that he had faced include holding the youth in a camp and brainwashing them to join radical terrorist groups such as Daesh and spreading pro-radical material to the public via Whatsapp.

Another man has been convicted to 12 years behind bars for supporting radical groups such as Al Qaeda and Daesh, trying to join these radical groups and urging others to help and join them. He has been convicted of providing financial support to the man convicted above to travel to Syria and join forces with Daesh and provide them with some money. The man would also prepare material to incite the general masses and material that supported chaos and “revolution”.

The convicted Saudi had shared this type of material created by him through the telegram to various high-profile terror suspects and gave these suspects the “good news” of the demise of the Late King Abdullah. It is good to see that such radical minds are being put behind bars before they can create any real trouble. Radicalism is truly not the way of Islam and the Muslim people all around the world should realize this.

Source: Arab News

Cyber Crimes
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  2. SR 500,000 fine for checking Husband/Wife’s Cellphone without permission
  3. Saudi man arrested for sharing a video of women university employees
  4. 12 Months Jail, SR 500,000 fines for taking pictures or video of Bride during Wedding
  5. 5 Years Jail for Filming Traffic Accidents in Saudi Arabia – Emirates News

Saudi Arabia is the 2nd Largest Country to hire Filipino Workers

The Saudi Embassy located in Manila is issuing at least 1,000 work visas every day for only the Filipino applicants hence making the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the second country in the entire world, only after the United States of America that issues work visas to the Filipino workers in such huge numbers. This statement was made by a diplomat at the embassy. The envoy has also rubbished any reports which had been published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the total number of visa applications has gone down.

The Saudi Ambassador to the Philippines, Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bussairy, stated in a statement which was made to the newspaper that the demand or need for the Filipino workers back home in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is as steady as it ever was, even despite the ongoing decline in the oil prices in the global market. Ambassador Bussairy made these comments upon the occasion of delivering a staggering 100 tons of dates as a gift from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, to the people of the Philippines. The Ambassador also added that there are upwards of 1 million Filipinos working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He stated that they are living in a secure and stable environment.

Ambassador Bussairy stressed upon the fact that the government of Saudi Arabia has huge respect for their efforts in participating and playing a vital component of the economic cycle of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Statistics site of the Philippines hiring management for the overseas countries stated that the remittances sent to the Philippines from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the expatriate Filipinos working there has increased to $2.42 Billion during March of the previous year, in comparison to the amount of $2.39 Billion which was sent as remittance in the year before that.

In accordance to the latest statistics by the World Bank, in the field of remittances from around the world, the United States came in at number 1 with $ 56.3 Billion. The US is followed by the KSA which stands at $36.9 Billion. The KSA are followed by Russia standing at $32.6 Billion. They were followed by Switzerland standing at $24.7 Billion and Germany at $ 20.8 Billion. The reports by the World Bank show that India is one of the largest countries in terms of shares of these remittances. India has 20 million of its citizens working in foreign countries and sending in $ 69 Billion in remittances. A close second is China with $64 Billion and the Philippines is further down with $28 Billion.

It is estimated that these remittances will increase by around 4 percent during the current fiscal year of 2016, due to the continuation and stability of the Filipinos working their jobs and the quality of the skilled work. It is estimated that the worldwide Filipino workforce is 10 million. Most of the Filipino workers employed in the KSA are mostly focused on the domestic help, nursing jobs, petroleum companies and other technical jobs.

Source: Arab News

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

281 Names of Muslim Girls starting from the alphabet “A” along with their meanings

At the time of birth of our children, almost all of us face the difficulty of choosing a unique, beautiful and a meaningful Muslim name. I have personally experienced it at the time when I had to name my daughter. I know there are many common Muslim names for Boys and Girls but the problem is that these are common names and normally wives or someone in your family don’t want to use these common names. So, your requirement is a unique name with a good Islamic meaning. Some people want to name their child starting with a special alphabet for example, “A”. Keeping this in mind, I have finally decided to provide a list of names of Muslim Girls starting from each alphabet along with its meanings. In this page, you would be able to check 281 Names of Muslim Girls starting from the alphabet “A” along with their meanings.

1. Meaning of A'idah - Guest, the one who's returning
2. Meaning of A'ishah - Wife of the Prophet (SAW)
3. Meaning of A'shadieeyah - Princess, cute, perfect
4. Meaning of Aa'idah - Name of a narrator of hadith
5. Meaning of Aabidah - Worshipper
6. Meaning of Aabirah - Fleeting, transitory, ephemeral
7. Meaning of Aabish - Daughter of Sa'd who was a queen of Iran (AN)
8. Meaning of Aadab - Hope, need
9. Meaning of Aadila - Just, Honest, Equal, Upright
10. Meaning of Aaeedah - Visiting, Returning, Reward
11. Meaning of Aaeesha - Life, Vivaciousness, Living Prosperous, Youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
12. Meaning of Aafia - Good health
13. Meaning of Aafiya - Good Health
14. Meaning of Aafreeda - Created, Produced
15. Meaning of Aafreen - Brave, Acclaim
16. Meaning of Aairah - Noble, respectful
17. Meaning of Aakifah - Devoted, Dedicated
18. Meaning of Aala - Bounties
19. Meaning of Aaleyah - Exalted, Highest social standing
20. Meaning of Aalia - Exhalted, Noble
21. Meaning of Aalimah - Scholar, Authority
22. Meaning of Aaliyah - Tall, Towering
23. Meaning of Aamaal - Hopes, Aspirations, Wishes
24. Meaning of Aamanee - Good wish
25. Meaning of Aamilah - Doer of (good) deeds, Righteous
26. Meaning of Aaminah - Secured, Safe
27. Meaning of Aamira - Imperial, Abundant, Inhabited
28. Meaning of Aamirah - Inhabitant
29. Meaning of Aani Fatimah Khatoon - She was a literary woman and a poetess in Qastaniniyah
30. Meaning of Aanisah - Young lady, Maiden

31. Meaning of Aaqilah - Intelligent
32. Meaning of Aara - Adoring
33. Meaning of Aarifah - Knowing, Women who recognises Islam
34. Meaning of Aasia - Hope
35. Meaning of Aasimah - Protector, defendant, central
36. Meaning of Aatifa - Affection, Sympathy
37. Meaning of Aatikah - Generous
38. Meaning of Aatiqah - Shoulder (support) old
39. Meaning of Aatirah - Fragrant
40. Meaning of Aazeen - Beauty
41. Meaning of Abasah - Daughter of al-Mahdi
42. Meaning of Abda - Worshipper
43. Meaning of Abdia - Slave of Allah
44. Meaning of Abdul Basit - Slave of the enlarger
45. Meaning of Abeedah - Worshipper
46. Meaning of Abeela - To be beautiful
47. Meaning of Abeer - Fragrance
48. Meaning of Abeera - The mixture of the smell of the petals of Rose and Sundal
49. Meaning of Abeerah - Rose, Sandal Saffron mixed together in fragrance
50. Meaning of Abia - Great
51. Meaning of Abida - Worshipper
52. Meaning of Abir - Serious, beautiful
53. Meaning of Ablaa - Perfectly formed
54. Meaning of Ablah - Perfectly formed
55. Meaning of Abqurah - Genius
56. Meaning of Abra - Example, Lesson
57. Meaning of Ad'ifaah - Smart, talented
58. Meaning of Ada - Grace, Expression
59. Meaning of Adab - Hope, Need
60. Meaning of Adeeba - Cultured, Polite

61. Meaning of Adeela - Equal
62. Meaning of Adeelah - Just
63. Meaning of Adeena - Pious, good luck
64. Meaning of Adeeva - Pleasant, Gentle
65. Meaning of Adila - Justice
66. Meaning of Adla - Just, fair woman
67. Meaning of Afaf - Chaste, virtuous, decent, pure
68. Meaning of Afeefa - Chaste
69. Meaning of Afeerah - Covered with soil or dust
70. Meaning of Afia - Away from all Problems
71. Meaning of Afifa - Neat lady
72. Meaning of Afifah - Chaste, modest
73. Meaning of Afiyah - 'Health', free from illness and grief
74. Meaning of Afizah - A person who knows the recital of the qur'an
75. Meaning of Afra - Dust-coloured
76. Meaning of Afraa - White
77. Meaning of Afrah - Happiness
78. Meaning of Afreen - Friendly
79. Meaning of Afroza - Light from fire
80. Meaning of Afroze - Enlightening
81. Meaning of Afsa - Prophet Mohammed's (PBUH) wife
82. Meaning of Afsana - Story
83. Meaning of Afshan - Adornment aids
84. Meaning of Afsheen - Shine like a star
85. Meaning of Ahd - Pledge, knowledge
86. Meaning of Ahdia - Unique, The One
87. Meaning of Ahlam - Dreams
88. Meaning of Aida - Visiting, returning
89. Meaning of Aidah - Visiting, Returning, Reward, Present
90. Meaning of Aighar - She was a religious, righteous woman

91. Meaning of Aila - Noble
92. Meaning of Aimal - Hope
93. Meaning of Aimen - Most Congratulated
94. Meaning of Ain - Eye, Thus "Precious"
95. Meaning of Ain alsaba - Treasure of the eye
96. Meaning of Aini - Spring, Flower, Source, Choice
97. Meaning of Aisha - Life, Vivaciousness, Living Prosperous, Youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
98. Meaning of Aishah - Life, Vivaciousness, Living Prosperous, Youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
99. Meaning of Aiya - Miracle, verses in the Qur'an
100. Meaning of Aiyla - Moonlight
101. Meaning of Aiza - Noble
102. Meaning of Aizah - The daughter of Hazrat Ali (A.S)
103. Meaning of Ajeebah - A narrator of hadith
104. Meaning of Ajlal - Beautiful, stubborn, young princess
105. Meaning of Ajradah - Al-Ameeh, was a great worshipper who worshipped long in the night sometimes right up to dawn (A.N)
106. Meaning of Ajwa - Name of a date in Saudia Arabia. Tree planted by Holy Prohpet (PBUH)
107. Meaning of Akia - Sister
108. Meaning of Akifah - Intent, busy
109. Meaning of Akilah - Intelligent one who reasons
110. Meaning of Akleema - Beautiful. One of the daughters of Adam (A.S)
111. Meaning of Alaia - Virtuous
112. Meaning of Alayna - Princess (Iranian)
113. Meaning of Aleemah - Knowing, Knowledgeable
114. Meaning of Aleena - Silk of heaven
115. Meaning of Aleesa - Joy
116. Meaning of Aleeza - Joy
117. Meaning of Alesha - Protected by god
118. Meaning of Alia - Beautiful
119. Meaning of Aliah - Exalted, noble, highest social standing
120. Meaning of Alika - Love

121. Meaning of Alima - Wise
122. Meaning of Alina - Beautiful
123. Meaning of Alishaba - Beautiful sunshine
124. Meaning of Alishba - Pretty
125. Meaning of Aliyah - Exalted, noble
126. Meaning of Aliza - The Daughter of Ali (RA)
127. Meaning of Alleyah - Leader
128. Meaning of Alma - Apple
129. Meaning of Almaas - A diamond
130. Meaning of Almas - Diamond
131. Meaning of Alraaz - Mystery
132. Meaning of Alvina - Highest, Height
133. Meaning of Alzubra - A star in the constellation Leo
134. Meaning of Amah - Slave (Female);
135. Meaning of Amal - Hope, aspiration
136. Meaning of Amala - Hopes, Aspirations
137. Meaning of Amalia - Aspirations
138. Meaning of Aman - Peace
139. Meaning of Amana - Faithful, to believe
140. Meaning of Amani - Wishes, aspirations
141. Meaning of Amany - A Wish
142. Meaning of Amara - Eternal beauty, urgent news
143. Meaning of Amatullah - Slave of Allah
144. Meaning of Amaya - Night Rain
145. Meaning of Ambar - Ambergris
146. Meaning of Ambareen - Good smell
147. Meaning of Amber - Responsible
148. Meaning of Ambereen - Fragarance, amber, sky
149. Meaning of Ambreen - Sky
150. Meaning of Ameenah - Trustworthy
151. Meaning of Ameera - Noble lady, princess
152. Meaning of Ameerah - Princess
153. Meaning of Amel - Hope
154. Meaning of Amelia - Trustworthy, beautiful
155. Meaning of Amena - Trustworthy, faithful, peaceful, honest
156. Meaning of Amilah - Hopeful
157. Meaning of Amima - Close to heart, Someone who gives guidance, Prophet (saw)'s grand daughter
158. Meaning of Amina - Honest
159. Meaning of Aminah - Trustworthy, faithful
160. Meaning of Amira - Princess
161. Meaning of Amirah - Royal lady, Princess
162. Meaning of Ammara - Shining star
163. Meaning of Ammarah - An inhabitant
164. Meaning of Amna - Peace
165. Meaning of Amra - Princess
166. Meaning of Amrah - Headgear
167. Meaning of Amreen - Sky
168. Meaning of Amtullah - Female servant of Allah
169. Meaning of Ana - Prestige, self respect
170. Meaning of Anah - Patience, perseverence
171. Meaning of Anam - Present
172. Meaning of Anan - Clouds
173. Meaning of Anaum - The blessing of Allah
174. Meaning of Anbar - Perfume, ambergris
175. Meaning of Andaleeb - Nightingale
176. Meaning of Andalib - Nightingale
177. Meaning of Andlib - A bird, one who is always happy
178. Meaning of Aneeqa - Beautiful
179. Meaning of Aneesa - Close, intimate, friendly
180. Meaning of Aneesah - Generous, loyal
181. Meaning of Aneezah - She-Goat
182. Meaning of Angbin - Honey
183. Meaning of Anida - Obstinate
184. Meaning of Anika - Very unique
185. Meaning of Anila - Beautiful
186. Meaning of Anisa - Friendly
187. Meaning of Anisah - Close, intimate, friendly
188. Meaning of Anisha - Deep thinker, sensitive, high
189. Meaning of Aniya - Concern, Loving
190. Meaning of Anja - Beauty
191. Meaning of Anjum - Stars
192. Meaning of Annam - God's Blessing
193. Meaning of Anniyah - Concern, loving
194. Meaning of Anousha - Sweet, joy, fortunate
195. Meaning of Anum - Blessing of god, gods gift
196. Meaning of Anwara - Ray of Light
197. Meaning of Anya - Gracious
198. Meaning of Aqeela - Intelligent
199. Meaning of Aqeelah - Wise, Sensible
200. Meaning of Aqsa - Name of a mosque
201. Meaning of Ara - Opinions
202. Meaning of Areebah - Witty, Smart
203. Meaning of Areej - The fragrance of a flower from an orange tree
204. Meaning of Aresha - Under an umbrella
205. Meaning of Arfa - Greatness
206. Meaning of Ariana - Full of life
207. Meaning of Aribah - Wise
208. Meaning of Arij - Sweet Smell
209. Meaning of Arisha - Highness
210. Meaning of Arissa - Bright
211. Meaning of Arjumand - Noble, Honourable
212. Meaning of Aroob - Loving to her husband
213. Meaning of Aroosa - Bride
214. Meaning of Aroush - Angel of paradise
215. Meaning of Arsala - Lioness
216. Meaning of Arub - Loving (to husband)
217. Meaning of Arva - Fertile, bountiful
218. Meaning of Arwa - Mountain gazelle
219. Meaning of Arya - Noble
220. Meaning of Aryisha - Under tree/umberalla
221. Meaning of Arzo - Hope
222. Meaning of Arzoo - Hope
223. Meaning of Arzu - Wish, hope, love
224. Meaning of Asalah - Purity
225. Meaning of Asbah - Pure (as water)
226. Meaning of Asfa - Protector, guardian
227. Meaning of Asfia - Great
228. Meaning of Asfiya - Pure
229. Meaning of Ashalina - Sweet, always living, shy, loving
230. Meaning of Ashbah - Pearl
231. Meaning of Asheeyana - House, nest
232. Meaning of Ashika - Love
233. Meaning of Asifa - Organiser
234. Meaning of Asili - Original
235. Meaning of Asima - Protector
236. Meaning of Asiya - The Muslim wife of Pharaoh
237. Meaning of Asiyah - She was the wife of the Farao in Moesa's time. She turned muslima and died a shahieda because she refused to obey her husband and say that he (farao) was her God
238. Meaning of Asli - Pure, original
239. Meaning of Asma - Loftier, more eminent
240. Meaning of Asmara - Beautiful butterfly
241. Meaning of Asmat - Pure, Clean
242. Meaning of Asna - The one to be acknowledged or praised
243. Meaning of Asra - River of Paradise
244. Meaning of Ateefa - Affection, Sympathy
245. Meaning of Ateeqah - Old Ancient
246. Meaning of Ateeyah - A gift
247. Meaning of Athilah - Deep-rooted, firmly established
248. Meaning of Athmah - A narrator of Hadith
249. Meaning of Atia - Gift
250. Meaning of Atifa - Affectionate, sympathetic
251. Meaning of Atika - Flower, good smell
252. Meaning of Atiqah - Beautiful, charitable, loving
253. Meaning of Atiya - Gift
254. Meaning of Awa - Beautiful angel, night
255. Meaning of Awatif - Emotions
256. Meaning of Aya - Phrase from the holy Quran
257. Meaning of Ayaana - Lucky, good day, day of judgement
258. Meaning of Ayaat - Many signs & proofs, verses in the Quran
259. Meaning of Ayah - A verse from Quran or a sign from God
260. Meaning of Ayan - Luck
261. Meaning of Ayana - Lucky, good day, day of judgement
262. Meaning of Ayat - Verses (pl. of Aya), signs, lessons, proofs
263. Meaning of Ayesha - Well of
264. Meaning of Aymen - Sacred, Brave, Old name of Arabia
265. Meaning of Ayra - Respectable
266. Meaning of Aysha - The name of wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
267. Meaning of Ayshah - Wife of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W)
268. Meaning of Az-zahra - Excellent and smart
269. Meaning of Azadeh - Princess
270. Meaning of Azeemah - Great
271. Meaning of Azeeza - Esteemed, precious, cherished
272. Meaning of Azhaar - Flowers
273. Meaning of Aziman - Sky, heaven
274. Meaning of Aziz - Friendship
275. Meaning of Azizah - Esteemed, precious, cherished
276. Meaning of Azka - Pious
277. Meaning of Azma - Blessing of Allah
278. Meaning of Azmina - Beautiful, shining
279. Meaning of Azra - Maiden, Pious, Woman
280. Meaning of Azraa - Unpierced pearl

281. Meaning of Azzah - Young, female gazelle


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