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2021-05-11 30 Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Tahajud - Sheikh Saud Shuraim
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2021-05-10 Day 29 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-09 Day 28 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-08 Day 27 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-07 Day 26 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-06 Day 25 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-05 Day 24 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-04 Day 23 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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2021-05-03 Day 22- Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Saud Al-Shuraim
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2021-05-02 Day 21 - Ramadan 1442 / 2021 Makkah Taraweeh - Sheikh Bandar Balila
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Past Feature Articles
The Legacy of 1979: Religious Fundamentalism and the Royal Family (Part I)

For two weeks in November 1979, a ragged band of religious fanatics held Makkah's Grand Mosque, sending shock waves through the Islamic world and posing a direct threat to the legitimacy of the Al Saud. For how could kings who styled themselves 'Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques' be entrusted with dynastic rule, when they could not guarantee the safety of this most holy of places?

The Premier League Prince: Status Symbol or Image Laundering?

The acquisition of a long-suffering Premier League football club by Saudi's sovereign wealth fund has renewed charges of "sports-washing" its negative international image. But is the yearning for a high profile sports team more than a simple distraction from trouble at home?

Spectacles in the Desert: Sports-washing or Catalyst for Change?

All eyes are on Saudi Arabia as the country prepares to host its inaugural Formula One race in Jiddah, the latest in a series of high-profile sporting events that have shattered the commonly-held image of an austere and reclusive kingdom which shuns the corrupting influence of the West. At the same time, these spectacles have become embroiled in controversy, with concern that they are being used to divert attention from human rights abuses at home, in a phenomenon that has been termed "sports-washing". Is the use of sports and entertainment merely a cynical public relations ploy, or is there more than meets the eye?

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