1998 News Story

Saudi Arabia's support for Islamic centers and mosques

An Islamic center and mosque, built at a cost of SR 22 million in Edinburgh, Scotland, will be inaugurated on July 31, according to an Arab News report today. The mosque and Islamic center will be governed by a trust.  The twin project is funded by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz and  offers prayer facilities for over 900 people.  The Edingburgh project is in line with the Kingdom's policy to support Muslims all over the world.   Saudi Arabia has provided SR 77 billion in humanitarian and development assistance to 35 Muslim countries and other states where Muslims are living as minority groups, according to the Arab News report; and, it has built some 1,069 Islamic schools, 200 specialized institutes and 134 universities all over the world.