King Salman Complex for Prophet’s Tradition to be set up in Madinah

October 18, 2017
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman

Saudi Gazette report

– Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued on Tuesday an order to set up a complex named after him for the Tradition of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

The King Salman Complex for the Prophet’s Tradition will be based in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the royal decree.

The complex will have a scientific council comprising world-renowned scholars of Hadith. The council's president and members will be appointed through a royal decree.

Sheikh Muhammad Bin Hassan Al-Asheikh, member of the Council of Senior Scholars, has been appointed as the president of the council.

In the decree, the King noted that the decision to establish the complex has been made after taking into account the great status enjoyed by the Prophet’s Tradition or Hadith among Muslims as the second source of the Islamic Shariah after the Holy Qur’an.

The King’s order went viral on social media, with many calling it as a great step in serving the Prophet’s Tradition.

Some tweeted that Saudi Arabia and its government are doing their utmost to spread the message of the Holy Qur’an and the Prophet’s Tradition.

The complex would be a landmark achievement in promoting the Sunnah. It will engage in free distribution of Hadith around the world.

The setting up of the complex is regarded as an unprecedented and successful experiment with a highly challenging mission that will function under the supervision of the Kingdom’s leadership.

Choosing Madinah as the seat of the complex is because of the position of the holy city to where the Prophet (PBUH) made his migration and where he was buried.

The choice of Al-Sheikh as the chairman of the scientific council also shows a wise decision as he is one of the eminent scholars of Hadith, its reporting and interpretation.

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