2002 Press Release

The Kingdom does not provide charitable contributions to promote radicalism

The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Dr. Ali Al-Namlah, says that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not provide charitable contributions in order to promote radicalism.

According to Minister Al-Namlah, the tenets of the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah (the Prophet's teachings) have always called for moderation.

He said that charitable giving is designed to help those in need and that the Kingdom does not interfere in the domestic affairs of other countries.

The Minister’s statements were made at an Arab conference of Ministers of Social Affairs and follow a recent announcement by the Kingdom that it has established new rules and guidelines to monitor and control charitable giving.

A special financial intelligence unit has been established to track charitable giving to help ensure that it is not misdirected into the hands of evildoers.