Fatwa on Saudi prayer-time shop closure to be issued soon
2012-04-16 - AMEinfo.com | Saudi Arabia | Latest News - Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia's Standing Committee for Scholarly Research and Issuing Fatwas is expected to issue a fatwa soon in response to a controversial statement from a local scholar that it is a "heresy" to close shops during prayer times, Saudi Gazette has reported. Legal researcher and member of the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution, Abdullah Al-Owailit had said earlier this month that "closing shops at prayer times is a heresy with no religious basis, and the Islamic Shariah does not call for such an enforcement."  

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