“More than 90% of pious Muslim women in the Muslim world do not wear Abayas,” said Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the council of senior scholars – the kingdom’s highest religious body.
It is likely that this may turn into policy reversing decades of conservative traditions.
Saudi lifted a 35-year ban on Cinemas, by screening the Emoji Movie.
This is likely to become an entry point for western culture, via Hollywood, to liberalise Saudi society.
The country is to open a luxury beach resort where women can wear bikinis.
Knowing that foreign visitors are unlikely to come to beaches where women cover up, the government said the resort will be “governed by laws on par with international standards”.
Welcoming back Rap and Pop concerts.
The Turkish instrumental music band Taksim Trio has performed a concert in the Saudi city of Jeddah, the first by a Turkish band in Saudi Arabia after 35 years.
Women are now allowed to drive.
Uber has recently begun hiring its first women drivers ahead of the ban that was lifted at the end of last year.
Whilst it is permissible for women to drive in Islam, this change is a symbolic policy designed to build confidence to western capitalists to invest money in Saudi.
These reforms are not to aid the Islamic agenda, but to naturalise liberal values in Saudi society.
Muslims should recognise that liberal values are incompatible with Islam and inevitably lead to the destruction of society.
فَإِن لَّمْ يَسْتَجِيبُوا لَكَ فَاعْلَمْ أَنَّمَا يَتَّبِعُونَ أَهْوَاءَهُمْ ۚ وَمَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّنِ اتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ بِغَيْرِ هُدًى مِّنَ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ
“…And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah? Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.” [Al-Qasas: 50]