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Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

المملكة العربية السعودية، دولة إسلامية، ذات سيادة تامة، دينها الإسلام، ودستورها كتاب الله تعالى وسنة رسوله صلى الله عليه وسلم. ... (النظام الأساسي، المادة 1)

Saudi Arabia, English

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a sovereign Arab Islamic State.
Religion: Islam
Constitution: The Holy Qur'an and the Prophet's Sunnah (traditions) … (Basic Law, Art. 1)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

يستمد الحكم في المملكة العربية السعودية سلطته من كتاب الله تعالى وسنة رسوله. وهما الحاكمان على هذا النظام وجميع أنظمة الدولة. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 7)

Saudi Arabia, English

The regime derives its power from the Holy Qur'an and the Prophet's Sunnah which rule over this and all other State Laws. (Basic Law, Art. 7)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

ﻴﻘﻭﻡ ﺍﻟﺤﻜﻡ ﻓﻲ ﺍﻟﻤﻤﻠﻜﺔ ﺍﻟﻌﺭﺒﻴﺔ ﺍﻟﺴﻌﻭﺩﻴﺔ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺃﺴﺎﺱ ﺍﻟﻌﺩل ﻭﺍﻟﺸﻭﺭﻯ ﻭﺍﻟﻤﺴﺎﻭﺍﺓ ﻭﻓﻕ ﺍﻟﺸـﺭﻴﻌﺔ ﺍﻹﺴﻼﻤﻴﺔ. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 8)

Saudi Arabia, English

The system of government in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is established on the foundation of justice, "Shoura" and equality in compliance with the Islamic Shari'ah (the revealed law of Islam). (Basic Law, Art. 8)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

الملكية ورأس المال والعمل مقومات أساسية في الكيان الاقتصادي والاجتماعي للمملكة وهي حقوق خاصة تؤدي وظيفة اجتماعية وفق الشريعة الإسلامية. (النظام الأساسي، المادّة 17)

Saudi Arabia, English

Ownership, capital and labour are the fundamentals of the Kingdom's economic and social life. They are private rights that serve a social function in conformity with Islamic Shari'ah. (Basic Law, Art. 17)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

ﺘﺤﻤﻲ ﺍﻟﺩﻭﻟﺔ ﻋﻘﻴﺩﺓ ﺍﻹﺴﻼﻡ.. ﻭﺘﻁﺒﻕ ﺸﺭﻴﻌﺘﻪ ﻭﺘﺄﻤﺭ ﺒﺎﻟﻤﻌﺭﻭﻑ ﻭﺘﻨﻬﻰ ﻋـﻥ ﺍﻟﻤﻨﻜـﺭ ﻭﺘﻘـﻭﻡ ﺒﻭﺍﺠﺏ ﺍﻟﺩﻋﻭﺓ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺍﷲ. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 23)

Saudi Arabia, English

The State shall protect the Islamic Creed and shall cater to the application of Shari'ah.
The State shall enjoin good and forbid evil, and shall undertake the duties of the call to Islam. (Basic Law, Art. 23)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

تحمى الدولة حقوق الإنسان وفق الشريعة الإسلامية. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 26)

Saudi Arabia, English

The State shall protect human rights in accordance with Islamic Shari'ah. (Basic Law, Art. 26)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

مصدر الإفتاء في المملكة العربية السعودية كتاب الله تعالى وسنة رسوله... ويبين النظام ترتيب هيئة كبار العلماء وإدارة البحوث العلمية والافتاء واختصاصاتها. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 45)

Saudi Arabia, English

The source of Ifta (religious ruling) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the Holy Qur'an and the Prophet's Sunnah. The law shall specify the composition of the Senior Ulema Board and of the Administration of Religious Research and Ifta and its jurisdictions. (Basic Law, Art. 45)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

تطبق المحاكم على القضايا المعروضة أمامها أحكام الشريعة الإسلامية، وفقا لما دل عليه الكتاب والسنة وما يصدره ولي الأمر من أنظمة لا تتعارض مع الكتاب والسنة. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 48)

Saudi Arabia, English

Courts shall apply the provisions of Islamic Shari'ah to cases brought before them, according to the teachings of the Holy Qur'an and the Prophet's Sunnah as well as other regulations issued by the Head of State in strict conformity with the Holy Qur'an and the Prophet's Sunnah. (Basic Law, Art. 48)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

اﻟﻘﻀﺎﺀ ﺴﻠﻁﺔ ﻤﺴﺘﻘﻠﺔ ﻭﻻ ﺴﻠﻁﺎﻥ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻘﻀﺎﺓ ﻓﻲ ﻗﻀﺎﺌﻬﻡ ﻟﻐﻴﺭ ﺴﻠﻁﺎﻥ ﺍﻟﺸﺭﻴﻌﺔ ﺍﻹﺴﻼﻤﻴﺔ. (النظام الأساسي، المادة 46)

Saudi Arabia, English

The judicial authority is an independent power. In discharging their duties, the judges bow to no authority other than that of Islamic Shari'ah. (Basic Law, Art. 46)

Religious Law

Saudi Arabia, Arabic

يقوم مجلس الشورى على الاعتصام بحبل الله، والالتزام بمصادر التّشريع الإسلامي. ... (نظام مجلس الشّورى، المادّة 2)

Saudi Arabia, English

Shura Council shall hold fast to the bond of Allah and adhere to the sources of Islamic legislation. … (Shura Council Law, Art. 2)