Sheikh Mohammed bin Hassan Al-Asheikh, Saudi religious scholar

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hassan Al-Asheikh
Updated 11 August 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hassan Al-Asheikh, Saudi religious scholar

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hassan Al-Asheikh is a Saudi religious scholar and has been a member of the Senior Scholars’ Council since 2005.

He gave a sermon on Saturday at Arafat’s Masjid-e-Nimra, with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, represented by the General Secretariat of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah, transmitting the sermon into more than 30 languages through a host of translators.

The day of Arafat marks the culmination of Hajj and it is where the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) delivered his final sermon. 

Al-Asheikh got his bachelor’s from the College of Shariah at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh.

Al-Asheikh received his master’s from the department of the higher judicial institute, and worked as an instructor at the university’s College of Shariah for 10 years.

He became a member of the Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta between 2000 and 2001.

He was appointed by royal decree to become the chairman of the King Salman Complex for Prophet’s Hadith in Madinah in 2017. 

This year King Salman hosted 6,500 pilgrims from 79 countries as part of the guests’ program.

Islamic Minister Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh announced that King Salman would bear the cost of the sacrificial meat for the pilgrims on this year’s program.

Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

Updated 23 August 2019

Madinah museum showcases over 2,000 rare artifacts

  • The museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture

MADINAH: Dar Al-Madinah Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view historical pieces associated with the Prophet’s life. It features artifacts that capture the history, heritage, social life and culture of Madinah.

The museum’s executive director, Hassan Taher, said that it aims to promote the noble values of the Prophet Muhammad, encourage a sense of belonging and capture the history, culture and heritage of Madinah. The exhibits start with the Prophet’s life and end with the Saudi era.

Taher said: “The museum carries out specialized research in Madinah’s architectural heritage. It contains a library of relevant books, research and magazines, all of which are accessible to researchers.”

He said that the museum has issued more than 44 books and publications on Madinah’s architecture.

Taher explained that when preparing the museum’s narrative, it was necessary to reconcile temporal and spatial contexts so they created an added moral and intellectual value for the visitor.

He added: “There are around 2,000 artifacts in the museum’s exhibition halls. These include antiquities, extremely accurate models, handicrafts, manuscripts, documents, correspondence, old publications, postage stamps, photographs and artworks.”

One of the museum’s most valuable exhibits is a large collection of rare pieces associated with important moments in the Prophet’s life and the history of Madinah. 

These include various parts of the Kaaba, rare coins used in Madinah during different eras, ancient pottery, Islamic manuscripts, jewelry and collectibles from the pre-Islamic era.

Taher said that the museum has a professional team of guides who speak several languages, including English, Turkish, Urdu and Malay.