Alwaleed Philanthropies Sponsors Wa’iyah Program’s Seminar “Legal Protection in Contracts”

Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, sponsored the “Legal Protection in Contracts” seminar in partnership with Faisal Al Taye Legal Firm for Legal Consultancies held at Dar Al Uloom University on Wednesday February 17, 2016 in Riyadh. The Seminar was presented by His Eminence Dr. Abdul Mohsen Alruwaished former head of the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers, and Sheikh Fahad Al-Nasser, former Judge and Adviser at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs.


The seminar was led by Counselor Faisal Al Taye, CEO of the Faisal Al Taye Legal Firm for Legal Consultancies along with Dr. Yahya Al-Shammari, head of the Sharia Law Studies Department at Dar Al Uloom University. The theme of the program was selected due to its importance to different segments of society such as working class or those with high-paying jobs. 


During the Seminar, Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al Ruwaished began the discussion by defining legal contracts, explaining their essential elements, and addressing their importance. He also explained penalty clauses and the precise rights and duties in which the law is enforced, following the concept of contractual responsibility and the cases where compensation is deserved, when one party lacks the ability to commit to the contract. 


In addition, Sheikh Fahad Al-Nasser also discussed marriage contracts entailing aspects of marriage legal protection including a man’s right to divorce, and preventing the dominance and abuse of this right. A woman’s rights are protected as the couple are given an opportunity to review the divorce decision, along with the woman’s right to “khula” as an aspect of fair marital rights and equality in Islam. 


More than seven hundred Sharia Law Studies’ students attended the seminar, along with businessmen and women, and a group of attendees from the legal-services industry. The Seminar organizers had the honor of hosting representatives of the Ministry of Social Affairs.


The Wa’iyah Program aims at raising awareness of Saudi women’s legal rights to help end their subjugation to violence. The initiative consists of two main programs: “Proactive Guidance” and “The Inmate”. “Proactive Guidance” includes workshops and courses dedicated to female university students, employees in the private and public sector, businesswomen, and violated women. “The Inmate” is carried out in Saudi female prisons and includes legal rights’ workshops and legal consultation. 


For over 35 years, Alwaleed Philanthropies support and initiate projects in 120 countries regardless of gender, race, or religion. We collaborate with a range of philanthropic, government, and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief and create cultural understanding through education. Together, we can build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.