Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. It defined itself as an Arab Islamic State. Islam is declared as the religion of the state, and the Qur’an and Prophet’s Sunnah (traditions) as its Constitution. The Basic Law, promulgated in 1992, is often known as Saudi Arabia’s de facto Constitution. And it generally functions as a system of governance and basic rights and duties of citizens through its articles of codification. For example, Article 8 of the Basic Law declares the system of governance to be based on justice, Shura (consultation), and equality under “Islamic Shari’ah.” However, the Basic Law of Saudi Arabia does not protect from discrimination on any specific grounds.
The Shari’ah (Islamic law) is the basis of the Saudi legal system for both criminal and civil cases. The Saudi Islamic law i.e. Shari’ is an uncodified set of rules and principles derived from the Quran and the practices and sayings (Sunnah) of the Prophet Muhammad. The third source of Islamic law is Ijma. It is the consensus opinion of Muslim scholars on the principles involved in a specific case occurring after the death of the Prophet. Qias, analogy, is the fourth source of law. Qias, in Islamic law, is an analogical reasoning applied to the deduction of legal principles from the Quran and the Sunnah. Shari’ah assumes that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty, and only in serious crimes or cases of repeat offenders is one likely to witness severe punishments. The Sharia’s interpretation varies across different schools of Islamic jurisprudence but Saudi Arabia generally follows the Hanbali school of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh).
Sharia i.e. Islamic law allows all types of the legal system with some differences in Saudi Arabia. It serves as a guideline for enacting and implementing new laws to deal with all types of modern business principles and commercial dealings in Saudi Arabia. For example, the Trademark Law of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) incorporates references to the principles of Sharia in the same way as the trademark law of any other country in the Middle East. The GCC is followed by its members like Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, KSA, and the UAE.
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