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The Islamic Directory focuses on the important institutions and individuals that comprise Saudi Arabia's Muslim community. The directory includes biographic information on about 1,500 scholars and shaykhs. This list includes members of government-sponsored committees like the Senior Council of the Ulema and Ifta, professors in the Kingdom's Islamic universities, well-known preachers, and critics of the regime.
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Scholar produces proof of judiciary's independence
Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al-Manea, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars and adviser to the royal court, highlighted the independence of the Saudi judicial system and said nobody is above the law, including members of the royal family.
Makkah 29th Taraweeh Ramadan
#Makkah_live on Snapchat
On Monday, Snapchat users witnessed thousands circling Makkah√Ę??s iconic Kaaba, in its first live story from the holy city, honoring the night of decree. This happened after thousands of Saudis and Muslims around the world took to Twitter using the hashtag #Makkah_live to petition Snapchat to include Makkah in its Live section.
Makkah 27th Taraweeh Ramadan
Makkah 25th Taraweeh Ramadan
Top 5 Shaykh Biographies

Abd al-Aziz Al al-Shaykh
Salman al-Awdah
Nasir al-Umar
Safar al-Hawali
Salih al-Fawzan

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Past Feature Articles
Saudi Arabia's Awakening Shakyhs: Where are they Today?

During the 1990's a younger generation of Saudi religious shaykhs rose to prominence on a wave of anti-Western rhetoric and criticism of Saudi government policies. A government crackdown in 1994 put some of the most prominent members of the Awakening movement in prison for the rest of the decade. Since their release, most have lost their positions within the Saudi religious-educational bureaucracy, but many have been able to resume a public, if more subdued role within the religious community.
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