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Page added on May 19, 2012

Islamic Ministry discusses mosque project with Saudi authorities

The Maldives is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabia for assistance in constructing a number of mosques in the country, Islamic Minister Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed has told local media.

Shaheem yesterday confirmed that an assistance agreement was expected to be reached during an ongoing visit to Sri Lanka to meet the ambassadors of nations with strongly Islamic societies. These nations included Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, local newspaper Haveeru has reported.

During these discussions, the Islamic minister was also reported to have discussed a number of issues such as extending the Maldives’ quota of Hajj pilgrims.

Shaheem has claimed that the MOU would be signed with the Saudi Arabian government in the near future.

According to local media, talks have also held with Egyptian authorities in order to strengthen ties between the two nations through initiatives like the provision of placements for Maldivian students at the Al Azhar University.

Enquiries were also made about bringing scholars from the same institution to the Maldives during Ramadan.

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2 Comments on "Islamic Ministry discusses mosque project with Saudi authorities"

  1. Ismail Nazim on Sat, 19th May 2012 3:56 PM 

    Flourishing ties with a nation that embodies Ignorance and Terrorism in every aspect of life, may not be the best course of action right now.

    But what the hell. Maldivians deserve dark ages, and lethargic way of life.

  2. Happy Infidel on Sun, 20th May 2012 3:09 PM 

    The Saudi authorities do not allow freedom of worship in their own country but are happy to fund the construction of mosques in other countries and also impose their intolerant wahhabi beliefs on hitherto moderate muslims.
    What next in the Maldives?
    Religious police on the lines of the mutawwa?
    Girl’s being married off as soon as they reach puberty, which can be as early as 12 years?
    Full abaya dress for women?
    Total segregation of the sexes in daily life?
    The mehram system where women cannot work, engage in business or travel abroad without the consent of their guardian?
    I guess in 10 years Maldives will also be a backward country like SA.


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