Aug 08 2012
|more articles from|
Saudi Arabia reverses ban on selling properties to Shiites
Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
Dubai: Saudi religious authorities have announced the withdrawing of a religious fatwa issued by a senior scholar preventing the selling of real estate to Shiites, the Saudi press reported yesterday.
A circular issued by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs branch in the Eastern province asked the imams of mosques in the region to “ban putting on the advertisement board the fatwa of the late Shaikh Abdullah Bin Jibrin, from the committee of senior religious scholars, which prohibited the sale of real estate to Shiites”.
The circular warns those who put up the fatwa and asks others to report them.
Shiites comprise nearly five per cent of the Saudi’s 27 million-population. They are mainly concentrated in the oil-rich Eastern Region. However, other smaller communities live in other areas, including Al Madina, press reports said.
By Jumana Al Tamimi
Gulf News 2012. All rights reserved.
© Copyright Zawya. All Rights Reserved.
More in Real Estate
- College student snares record long Burmese python near Miami
- What's in a name? U.S. starts using Myanmar as well as Burma
- Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs into tasty pork roast
- Man climbs onto dome of St Peter's to protest Italian politics
- Prague metro plans to launch love train for singles
- There's More