Saudi Woman arrested for taking off her Abaya in Public in Riyadh

Saudi capital police reported in Riyadh that they arrested a Saudi woman for a charge of removing her veil (Abaya) in the middle of the city and taking pictures in daring mode. The pictures were taken near to main Riyadh Street in a huge public crowd.

This Saudi woman posted her picture on Twitter publicly. This picture without veil became viral on social media which got the attention of the Riyadh police. The Saudi woman was standing next to a famous Riyadh cafe. [irp]

Saudi Police spokesperson, Fawaz Al-Maiman, did not mention the woman’s name who provoked a strong backlash by posting her picture without the veil (Abaya) on TwitterThe Abaya is the most important requirement for a woman in Saudi society which represents the Saudi culture and values.

Police spokesman, Al-Maiman, gave a statement about the Saudi capital police’s role in this issue. The action was highly effective according to him. Police in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is fulfilling their duties by monitoring violations of general ethics and morals practiced in Saudi society. 

This Saudi woman was in her 30's. Fawaz Al-Maiman also added that the other reason to detain her was her way of talking boldly and openly about relations which are not permitted or allowed with non-related men. Saudi women broke the law which was applied in the Kingdom.

The Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia is a purely Muslim State and is also called birthplace of Islam. The Kingdom is rich in Islamic history and culture and a center of every Muslim around the globe.

After her bold tweet, so many people re-tweeted as a reaction which made the original tweet go viral and created a campaign in social media. Although, on social media, many social media users hold different views and voted that the issue was not actually about the woman who went out without her Abaya but the main issue was her going out in public without wearing abaya and then tweeting openly.

The abaya, more commonly called in Arabic abaya, is the traditional black garment women wear over their clothes in various Muslim countries, particularly in the Gulf states. The abaya covers the whole body of Muslim women except the feet, hands, and face. It can also be worn with a face veil. Posting pictures and videos on social media are very common these days.

People use social websites as a platform to get name and fame. Being a social media user, we should post good and positive things. It’s a responsibility imposed on every social media user to spread, post, exchange and share positive values and vibes for a country and give it a good name. 

Be it a citizen of this blessed Kingdom or just an expatriate; we must follow and respect Saudi rules and regulations and try to share the good image of the Kingdom on social media.

Source: Arab News

  • YaZues Pyagop

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    The Bible assists us clearly in unravelling a Man’s weakness, and we being anxious to comply with success from the old, attend to follow the ‘don’t do’ to attain the outcome – Pleasure.
    All Holy Writing, grant us the negative and positive s of all war acts or deeds, Man being anxious to maintain control refuses to alter the story, to ending as God would choose for Mankind to behave? What the Holy Writing intended was that Created Being should read the History, seeking to apply their learning as to approve God as King, and Regal in tone: God is likely sorrowful that Humanity is only using the Holy Writings to approve their liberty of will, and too desire?
    When I think of the weakness Society clings to, suggesting emotion and passion are the whole of their existence, I feel frustration that the magnet that draws them is not real but built on trouble stimulated upon aggravated nerve ends, or endorphin impacts. If Man could let go of their freedom to advance with passion, maybe they would find less need for linking stimulus and more time to talk with God?
    A veil is a material appropriate for carrying for purposes, such as warmth, protection from sun and wind, proper prayer postures and too, attend prayer if required in public urgencies. Veils are not anything to unrelated religious, yet quite significant to the word manifest in form before Holiness and God. I wear a veil in private, but am forbidden in my region to approve or wear a veil, as in being raised in democracy. For me the veil is a cloth that holds prayer and speaks of my interest to approve a willingness to honour God’s recommendation of a head covering devoted to representing submission to God’s Glory. I like a head covering but not worn to another Man’s insecurity, I wear It in a style I feel comfortable being in, or a hat, but I believe the old testament and support the intentions that a veil was designed to provide for all faith, and approve the love that approved It’s origin for protection during prayer, and weather barriers such as harsh elements.
    October 9, 2017.