Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh called upon Saudis to give their Zakat to Syrian refugees as the Kingdom marked Tuesday as a day to express solidarity with Syrian children hit by their country’s bloody civil war.
“Giving Zakat to the Syrians is an Islamic duty as it will help save them from poverty and destruction,” the mufti said in a video statement aired by the National Campaign for the Support of Syrians. The campaign is expected to raise millions of riyals for the Syrians.
He also urged Saudis and expats to donate — in cash and kind — generously for the Syrians.
The solidarity day was held on the directive of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to help raise funds and improve international humanitarian aid for Syrian children living in abject conditions.
Meanwhile, an estimated 100,000 Syrian expatriates in Saudi Arabia have allegedly been unable to renew their passports because they oppose the regime back home.
Several Syrians here told Arab News that their country’s missions have stopped renewing their passports…. see more