he purpose of this book is to shed light on the often misunderstood polygamous situation in modern Saudi Arabia...
Islam’s equality between men and women is indeed guaranteed; there is no doubt about it except in the minds of the ignorant, be they non-Muslims or Muslims whose knowledge of...
This conference is aimed at bringing together established scholars, post-doctoral researchers, as well as doctoral students who can offer original insights into how Salafi thought, and the diverse set of...
In this Critical essay, Hamid Algar, Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, writes about the rise of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia, arguing throughout that it has seriously distorted the fundamental teaching of Islam and functioned for decades as the ideological mainstay of the...
The current inheritor of Caliph Yazid bin Mu’āwīyya’s political mantle is Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), the impetuous crown prince of Saudi Arabia, who is also thirty-three years old. He seems intent on repeating the story of Karbala and promoting a fight to finish the Shia in the Middle East just as...
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Saudi Arabia has permitted government-appointed scholars and clerics to incite hatred and discrimination against the country’s religious minorities, including Shia...
From the moment Al-Saud was raised a giant onto the Hijaz at the turn of the 18th century, so that it could affirm itself holiest and most legitimate upon the teachings of two heretic scholars: Ibn Taymiyah and Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab, Islam has...
This article examines the attitudes of the Saudi ulema towards the Saudi Shi‘a in political and social terms through the analysis of fatawa, sermons, lectures, and publications issued by the Saudi religious authorities...
First International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance to be held from May 6 to 8 at Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia to discuss the oretical and empirical new advances and research on Islamic banking and finance. Following the recent global financial crises, the focus on Islamic economics and ...
Director of Hamburg Islamic Center and Hamburg’s Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Reza Ramezani criticized the death sentence against highly-revered Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.