Bader Al Saif from Carnegie MEC reflects on how history and current development strategy defined Saudi Arabia’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
He states the different approaches taken by Saudi and Iran protecting religious sites. https://bit.ly/35g07P5
Until now, there were significant challenges in understanding how Islamic Law (Sharia) is applied in Saudi Arabia. One main issue was the tendency to interpret the law out of context or ignore relevant circumstances, leading to blind adherence without considering the specific situation. This is changing.