Saudi Arabia Develops a Mobile Application to Assess Sermon

Nowadays, there are many mobile applications that are being developed by the company and these apps will absolutely give benefits to the users especially to make life easier as we are currently living in a fast-paced life. Even though some of the smartphone application developments might take us away from the real world, but there is a little bit of goodness from this app industry.

Recently, the Saudi Arabia authorities are planning to design a mobile application that allows the Muslims to find out whether the preacher will give a lengthy sermon or not. According to Religious Minister Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh, the mobile apps will allow the authorities to monitor the mosques, formulate the perfect length and quality of sermons and it will be reviewed every minute and second of it. It is still not completely clear on who will conduct the monitoring, but it is estimated that Muslims at the mosques will be able to assess the preachers based on a few aspects given. 

For some time, Saudi Arabia has been trying to reform religious teaching, and there has been debate about whether the content of the sermon should be directed to make people “move away from partisan thinking, foreign influence, or the Muslim Brotherhood”. “Religion is not a field to damage people’s minds, nor does it endanger the security and stability of this blessed country”, said the Religious Minister.

Before the sermon-assess application, another mobile application was launched that allowed Saudi Arabia citizens to assess any government services such as sports, recreation and health care. Watani, which is a mobile apps that allows citizens, residents and visitors to assess the public services, assess their level of satisfaction, and contribute to continuous efforts focused on to better serve the citizens”.

The reformation in Saudi Arabia appears to be motivated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who plans to change the kingdom by trying to “return to the moderate Islam” and to gradually liberalise the society. 

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