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Saudi Arabia inaugurates a wax museum in Riyadh, overturning centuries of orthodox rejection of 'idolatry'

Saudi Arabia inaugurates a wax museum in Riyadh, overturning centuries of orthodox rejection of 'idolatry'

If one had proposed such an idea two years ago, it would have led to charges of insanity, or charges by the ‘Hisbah,’ the Islamic religious police, for attempting to destroy religious values..

Jamal Khashoggi, a friendship that ended too soon

Jamal Khashoggi, a friendship that ended too soon

Six months ago, a well-connected Arab American friend who worked as a consultant in Saudi Arabia organised a dinner at Fig & Olive in Washington…

Saudi Arabia's New Cybercrime Law Shields Cheating Spouses

Saudi Arabia's New Cybercrime Law Shields Cheating Spouses

Saudi Arabia's new cybercrime law, which came into effect last week, must have urged many spouses who intended to spy on their partners to have…

Saudi Women Speak Out About Achievements and Aspirations

Saudi Women Speak Out About Achievements and Aspirations

Although many new laws addressing women's rights were enacted in Saudi Arabia within a relatively short period of time, women's reality has not drastically changed…

The Saga of Buying Alcohol in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

The Saga of Buying Alcohol in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

The lifestyle of Saad Ragheb has not changed much since he moved from Germany to Saudi Arabia, where a rigid version of Sharia law is…

The Last Fatwa on the Abaya: to Wear It or Not to Wear It

The Last Fatwa on the Abaya: to Wear It or Not to Wear It

On his radio program, high-profile Sheikh Abdullah Al-Mutlaq said that women were not obliged to wear the abaya -- the loose-fitting, full-length robe that adult…

Islam and Jail: the Prophet Used Wives' Houses and Mosques as Prison Facilities

Islam and Jail: the Prophet Used Wives' Houses and Mosques as Prison Facilities

Not only was Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Medina a mosque and a meeting point of the Prophet and his companions, but…

Despite Reforms, Saudi Arabia Is Unable to End Hate Speech

Despite Reforms, Saudi Arabia Is Unable to End Hate Speech

A tweet by a Saudi girl called Reem was widely retweeted. In the tweet she says her brother was extremely happy because his daughter got…

Why Saudi Arabia Is Plagued with Sexual Harassment

Why Saudi Arabia Is Plagued with Sexual Harassment

Kholoud Al-Qadi, who has persistently called for protecting Saudi women from sexual harassment, did not expect to be harassed herself one day. She was at…

"No Longer Forbidden": Saudi Arabia's Reversed Fatwas

"No Longer Forbidden": Saudi Arabia's Reversed Fatwas

While checking her family photo album, Mounira Al-Hamad recalled when she had burned pictures of her late mother and siblings pursuant to a Fatwa stipulating…