||Judicial System in Saudi Arabia
Group of Authors
The Saudi judicial system remains unfairly mysterious to those who live outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, particularly in non-Muslim states, as many misconceptions and false perceptions on the Saudi judicial system are derived, in the first place, from biased media. The Saudi
judicial system is often depicted as primitive and tribal in which judges possess absolute powers unchecked by any mechanism which usually result in inexplicable and
||Saudi Government & People
Group of Authors
This book explores the following questions:
What are the causes and motives that led to the Arab revolutions?
What is the nature of the relationship between the government and the public in Saudi Arabia?
Is this relationship different than that between citizens and states in revolutionary states?
What foundations of the relationship between the government and the public in Saudi Arabia are not known to analysts?
The answers to these questions provide important insight for those who want to know the nature of the relationship between the government and the public in Saudi Arabia. That is, as it is seen by the Saudis themselves, and as it exists in living reality. Only then can one gain a more precise understanding of what is happening in Saudi Arabia today.
||Religious Freedom in Saudi Arabia
The annual Religious Freedom Reports released by US State Department
often include sections about religious freedom in Saudi Arabia.
These reports are officially distributed by the State De-partment
and then circulated amongst the centres of research in the West as
well as the interna-tional media outlets and other channels.
Saudi Arabia comes on top of concern of those involved in these
reports, due to its religious and political significance.
Accordingly, it becomes incumbent on us, as Saudis, to discuss the
sections in these reports which cover religious freedom in our
country and provide facts that are not included in these reports.
While discussing these reports, we should explain to the world our
view point vis-à-vis these reports. We should also allow the reader
to discover the truth as stated therein and according to criteria
upon which many fair-minded, rational people agreed with us
The call for dialogue between followers of different religions is an
attempt to have influential per-sonalities across the world meet on
the basis of noble values. It is also an attempt to eliminate
in-justice, faith deviation, and moral decay, as well as to restore
good values in society.
These high goals will not, however, bear fruit and attain their
objectives, which all rational people aspire for, unless all those
involved in the process of dialogue free themselves from political
and cultural exploitation. Those participating in dialogue should
have sincere and objective information about others. Honesty and
fairness should also prevail among all dialogue-participating
||Letter to the West
A Saudi View
This book was prepared by a group of Saudi scholars and
intellectuals. They address Western mind which looks at fair truth
and objective and convincing dialogue. The book, in general, dis-cusses
the most important issues and suspicions raised by Western political
and media organiza-tions in the aftermath of September 11, 2001
events. These vents have placed Islam, the Kingdom, its people, and
its religious, educational and social institutions in a position
that requires correction and review.
The book is a moderate vision in responding to the issues and
suspicions. A biased reader would notice the major difference
between the reality and the raised concepts and images which were
far from the reality.
||Saudis and Terror
Terrorism has gained wide global concern particularly in the
aftermath of September 11, 2001 events. So far, there is no
international clear and neutral interpretation for the concept of
terrorism. This has led to many problems resulting from this
capricious concept. As a result of this, souls have perished and
peoples and countries have suffered.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suffered from the scourges of
terrorism and terrorist acts. In many regional and international
arenas, the Kingdom has called upon the world to stand united to
uproot this evil. Some writers in the West accused the Kingdom of
supporting terrorism and terrorist despite the fact that the Kingdom
has been among the countries that were scorched by the fire of this
This book, in which a group of scholars, intellectuals and media men
from the United States, Europe, Russia and the Arab World, aims at
clarifying the concept of international terrorism as a phenomenon
with no homeland or religion and that Islam is innocent of it. The
book also explains the Kingdom's position vis-à-vis terrorism and
its continuing efforts to eradicate it and its appeal to the
international community to denounce this terrorism and uproot it by
||Religious Police in Saudi Arabia
This book includes a comprehensive vision of issues related to the
promotion of virtue and prevention of vice and its official
establishment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This book was prepared
by a group of Saudi academicians, males and females, representing
different Saudi universities and various geographical regions. They
address the Western public opinion, its political and intellectual
sources. Their aim is to clarify reality for Western public opinion,
its political, intellectual and media sources. This reality that
remains obscure for this public opinion as a result of certain
political circumstances, religious superiority or suspicious media
lusts. This reality was obscured from the West by the current rapid
international developments and changes.
||Woman in Saudi Arabia
The cause of woman remains a subject of personal judgments,
interpretations and opinions that are not laid on bases, proofs or
facts. The Western media, in particular, continue to get
contradicting and distorted information about Saudi woman and her
rights. Many writings alleged that Islam hinders the progress of
woman in the Islamic world in general and in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia is particular.
Through statements of different women from inside and outside Saudi
Arabia, this book tries to answer many inquiries, clarifies facts
and reflects reality in an abstract image and quiet vision with an
aim of demonstrating reality as it is not as appears through some
Western writings and views
||Relationships of the Great
Prophet Muhammad Presents his Brother Jesus to Mankind
The book provides the true picture of the Prophet of mercy and
guidance to Westerners who have unbalanced knowledge about the
The book quoted the holy Quran and the Prophet hadith (sayings) to
prove that Prophet Muham-mad (P.B.U.H.) had honored his brothers,
the messengers and Prophets, who came before him in general and
Jesus Christ in particular. He presented them in a bright image that
stand tall till the hereafter, and that no human work could match
what prophet Muhammad had done even if great technical and material
support mobilized for it.
||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Seen by a Diplomat's Spouse
The book discusses various historical, social and political issues
in the Kingdom in addition to the description of customs and
traditions. It is an important documentation of several years that
the author, Elivera Arasli, spent in the Kingdom where she has been
a witness of many developments in the Kingdom in general and in
Riyadh, the capital in particular. The author sheds light on the
diplomatic life in Riyadh as well as the prevailing customs and
traditions. Beside this, the author designated part of the book to
give an account of two important regions of Saudi Arabia: the Hijaz
and the Eastern Province. She gives a historical overview of the
developments that took place in these two regions.
The book as a whole portrays a number of life aspects in the Kingdom
and a detailed literary narrative of many of the important events
and developments experienced by the author.
||Saudi Arabia in 100 Questions
Most of those who come to Saudi Arabia either as visitors or a
workers are often awe-struck at the vast development all over the
country. They admit that their image of Saudi society was very dif-ferent
before they arrived and lived in the country. Many Saudis, too, lack
the correct and reliable information to present to others.
«Saudi Arabia in 100 Questions» aims at presenting a simple and
comprehensive answers for many questions that may be raised by
others about Saudi Arabia.
The answers to the questions in the book were formulated in a simple
way reflecting the various political, economic, cultural and social
aspects of life in Saudi Arabia. This will make the book an
important reference that facilitate information and cultural
communication between the Kingdom and other countries and people.
||The Political System of Saudi Arabia
The discourse in this book addresses elite western politicians,
intellectuals and thinkers. It dis-cusses the most important issues
related to the political system of Saudi Arabia from an Islamic
perspective and through the state›s laws like the Basic Law of
Governance. Among the issues discussed by the book, for instance,
the imama (leadership), the rights and duties of the Muslim leader,
the nature of relation between citizens and the King, the concept of
Shoura in Islam and the impact of the implementation of this Shoura
in Saudi Arabia compared with democracy, the concept of bayah (pay
of allegiance), the formation of political parties and the so-called
opposition, the freedom of opinion and political expression, as well
as other issues raised in the Western media and political circles
about the political system of Saudi Arabia.
in Western Writings
This publication is an impassive attempt to speak about the ideology
of Wahhabism, its description, and its effect inside and outside the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to discuss the claims of its relation to
violence, radicalism and the terrorism that many Western writings
blow its whistles about.