Sa’ad Ibn Nasr Ash-Shithree

Outrage after Sheikh rakes up segregation issue at Kaust – Saudi Gazette

“JEDDAH – A question live on television to a member of the Board of Senior Ulema over gender segregation at the King Abdul Aziz University of Science and Technology (Kaust) has sparked debate in the local press and public.
Sheikh Sa’ad Bin Nasser Al-Shithri, when asked on Sunday by a Qatari viewer of the Al-Majd channel for his position on the university and the “mixing of the sexes in the land of the Two Holy Mosques,” responded by describing such a thing as unacceptable and called for a Shariah Committee to look into the studies being conducted at the university and their compatibility with Shariah Law.”

Sheikh’s sacking unites opponents – The National

“JEDDAH // King Abdullah’s decision to relieve a senior scholar of his duties has disappointed intellectuals and rights activists, and raised questions about both the level of extremism in the Saudi liberal stream and the place of secularism in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom. King Abdullah issued a royal decree on Sunday relieving Sheikh Saad al Shethri, a young university professor who was appointed this year to the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars, of his duties as a member of the council and the fatwa-ruling body.

The king’s decision came a few days after liberal newspapers and writers condemned Sheikh al Shethri for his controversial statement last week on the al Majad Islamic TV channel questioning the appropriateness of co-education at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kaust) and calling for a Sharia committee to monitor the compatibility of studies being conducted at the international university with Islamic law.”

2 Responses “Sa’ad Ibn Nasr Ash-Shithree” →

  1. Muhammad Auwal Bin Yusuf

    December 6, 2012

    May Allah protect the Sheikh Sa`ad ash shethri

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    […] Sa’ad Ash Shethri is boss and founder of Knowledge International University, you might recognise a few names knocking about there. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia gave him the boot from the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars for his comments on free-mixing at the King Abdul Aziz University of Science and Technology. So, too hot for Saudi, cool enough for Whitechapel. […]

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