Saudi king orders creation of ‘King Salman Complex’ for Prophet’s Hadith

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman (SPA)
Updated 18 October 2017
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Saudi king orders creation of ‘King Salman Complex’ for Prophet’s Hadith

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a royal decree ordering the creation of the “King Salman Complex,” for the Prophet’s Hadith, in the city of Madinah, state news agency SPA reported.
The royal order added that the complex would have a council of the world’s elite scholars of Hadith, while the president and members will be appointed by a royal decree.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hassan Al-Sheikh was appointed as the chairman of the Senior Scholars Council.
Muslims believe the Prophet’s Sunnah is the second source of “Islamic legislation” after the Qur’an – presenting them with guidance on how they should lead their lives.


Saudi university launches survey into the effects of women driving

Trainee Maria Al-Faraj practices changing a tire during a driving lesson at the Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran. Reuters/File
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Saudi university launches survey into the effects of women driving

  • A scientific survey about cars and drivers is being distributed on social media outlets, targeting male and female citizens and residents
  • The data will be analyzed to help make recommendations to benefit the community and the interests of the country

JEDDAH: Researchers will observe and document the effects women driving in Saudi Arabia have on the economy, environment, community and traffic safety. It will also gather information about attitudes toward the change in the law, and the experience of women who get behind the wheel.
With the ban on women driving in the Kingdom due to be lifted on June 24, 2018, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Dammam has launched a national study titled “The impact of women’s driving on sustainable development and traffic safety in the Kingdom.”
Researchers from the university, headed by Dr. Najah bint Moqbel Al-Qarawi, a professor of geography of transportation, will supervise the project in collaboration with a specialist team from the General Directorate of Traffic.
Al-Qarawi said that a scientific survey about cars and drivers is being distributed on social media outlets, targeting male and female citizens and residents from all parts of society, in cities and villages. The questionnaire will reveal how participants feel about the issue of women driving and the potential effects it will have.
It will also measure the extent of support for the move from men, while women will be asked about their means of transportation and the main problems they face. Women who want to drive will also be asked about driving, training, the process for getting a license, their fears and aspirations, and for suggestions that might make the process easier and more appealing.
The survey will be carried out in two stages, before and after women get behind the wheel.
The data will be analyzed to help make recommendations to benefit the community and the interests of the country.
Everyone who completes a survey will be entered in a draw to win one of several cars from Almajdouie car company.