Standing Committee for Scholarly Research and Issuing Fatwas, (Saudi Arabia)

The Standing Committee for Scholarly Research and Issuing Fatwas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a scholarly committee which includes a number of senior scholars in Saudi Arabia. It has done a great deal of work in explaining rulings of Shariah to the people and issuing fatwas having to do with all aspects of life. Shaykh Ahmad ibn, Abd al-Razzaaq al-Duwaysh has compiled the fatwas issued by the committee, and the first group of them has appeared in 26 volumes; the second group has appeared in six volumes.

The Committee was founded by royal decree, number 137/1 dated 08/07/1391 A.H. / (29/08/1971 C.E.). It prepares research papers for discussion amongst the Senior Council of Scholars and issues fataawa (rulings) in areas of aqeedah (creed), ibaadah (sworship) and social issues. The formal title for the group can be transliterated as follows: al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. The rullings of the committee apear on the web portal of the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta.