Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Sport For Girls In Saudi Arabia

Let's Go Girls

Woohoo, girls can do sports in state schools.  Read this, from Arab News...


For the first time in Saudi Arabia, a government school has introduced sports for girls, after a call for the lifting of a ban on women in sports, press reports said on Sunday.Girls at Amal Institute in Jeddah competed in a volleyball tournament last week after the school built new sports facilities, also for basketball, tennis and hockey, Al-Hayat Arabic daily said. 
In April, the Shoura Council recommended after a heated debate that the longstanding ban, already relaxed in private schools last year, be scrapped.  The council cited a ruling the late Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Baz, a former mufti, that women were entitled to play sports “within the limits set by Islamic law.” 

Big Up's Shoura Council.
'Nuff said. 
Bring it on!



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