Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi is a former Saudi diplomat who specializes in Southeast Asian affairs. He can be reached at [email protected] or via Twitter @DrAliAlghamdi

How do we welcome Ramadan?

In a hadith (saying of the Prophet), al-Tirmidhi reported: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ‘On the first night of the month of Ramadan, the devils are chained, the jinn......

Saudi women make the most of International Women’s Day

The idea of celebrating the International Women’s Day dates back to the beginning of the second half of the 19th century when demonstrations were staged by thousands of women in New York City in......

The return of society to moderation

Making things easier is one of the lofty ideals of the religion of Islam. It is the basis for all the rituals that are made obligatory for the faithful. Ease is the opposite of hardship as the Holy......

Rohingya genocide: Where is the world’s conscience?

We have a right to ask about the so-called world conscience. Is there a real world conscience or is it one moves and aches in accordance with the instructions it receives from its masters?If a world......

When will Kashmiris get the right to self-determination?

The Pakistan Repatriation Council (PRC) recently organized a symposium in Jeddah to mark the occasion of India’s occupation of Kashmir, a predominantly Muslim province that should have joined......

The Bitcoin bubble may soon burst

There has been a lot of talk about the digital currency Bitcoin with calls to invest in it along with claims about the high return that investors have already received.Bitcoin, an electronic virtual......

The Palestinians have never trusted the US as an honest broker

It is a well-known fact that US President Donald Trump’s recent announcement of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is contrary to international laws and the resolutions of the United......

A meeting with the Friends of Humanity

The title of this article is the name of a nonprofit charity society founded by Ahmed Karim Jangda and a group of philanthropists in Illinois in the United States. The purpose of this society is to......