First such comment by senior religious figure comes amid liberalisation drive spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public, a senior cleric said, in the latest sign of a far-reaching liberalisation drive.
“More than 90% of pious Muslim women in the Muslim world do not wear abayas,” said Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the council of senior scholars – the kingdom’s highest religious body.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a royal decree published by state news agency SPA reported.
Up to 10 popular clerics, some with large social media followings, are detained as Prince Mohammed cracks down on dissent Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has launched a broad crackdown on dissent, targeting clerics...
Women should not be obliged to cover up in public with long garments, senior religious figure says.
Women should dress modestly, but the robes should not be required, cleric says.