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Clerics of IslamReligious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia$
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Nabil Mouline

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300178906

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300178906.001.0001

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The Committee of Grand Ulama

The Committee of Grand Ulama

An Organization in the Service of the Prince . . . and the Population

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Clerics of Islam

Nabil Mouline

Ethan S. Rundell

Yale University Press

This chapter describes the creation of the Committee of Grand Ulama, which was the most significant Hanbali-Wahhabi organization that existed. In addition to the committee, the High Council of the Magistracy, and the Ministry of Justice were established by King Emir Faysal. The committee became the headquarters of ideological authority in contemporary Saudi Arabia. This chapter also explores the codification of legal norms deduced from sharia (tadwin al-rajih min aqwal al-fuqaha', commonly known as taqnin al-shari'a). It reveals that the Committee of Grand Ulama had a significant role in the religious and political areas of the Saudi monarchy.

Keywords:   Committee of Grand Ulama, Hanbali-Wahhabi, Saudi Arabia, sharia, Saudi monarchy, High Council of the Magistracy, Ministry of Justice, King Emir Faysal

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