Basic Law of Saudi Arabia
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The Basic Law of Saudi Arabia (alternative name: Basic System of Governance; Arabic: النظام الأساسي للحكم, Al Nizam Al Asasi lil Hukm) is a constitution-like charter divided into nine chapters, consisting of 83 articles.
- The state protects Islam; it implements its Shari'ah; it orders people to do right and shun evil; it fulfills the duty regarding God's call.
- Article 23 [Islam], Chapter 5 Rights and Duties.
About the Basic Law
- There is confusion among some people, who think a constitution takes the place of the Koran and the Sunna, which is not true. As you know, any Saudi who is familiar with the situation in Saudi Arabia cannot establish a constitution, a regulation, or a law that runs counter to the Islamic Shari'a.
- Talal bin Abd Al-Aziz, Saudi Prince Talal bin Abd Al-'Aziz Explains the New Method of Determining Future Kings in Saudi Arabia. MEMRI (January 12, 2007). Note that the transcript in the hyperlink has "can establish" due to a typographic error. It should be cannot.
- . Saudi Prince Talal bin Abd Al-'Aziz Explains the New Method of Determining Future Kings in Saudi Arabia