RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree on Tuesday to establish a complex called (the compound of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud for the Prophet’s Hadith).
The Complex for the Prophet’s Hadith (Tradition) will be based in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the royal decree.
The complex will have a scientific council comprising of renowned scholars of Hadith from around the world. The council’s president and members will be appointed through a royal decree.
Sheikh Muhammad Bin Hassan Al-Asheikh, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, has been appointed as the President of the Scientific Council of the Complex.
The King in his royal decree also noted that the decision to establish the complex has been made as the Prophet’s Sunnah is regarded as the second source of Islamic legislation after the Holy Quran among Muslims.
The order further says that establishment of this complex is in continuation to Kingdom’s service to Islamic law and its sources, as well as the importance of the existence of a body concerned with the service of the Prophet’s Hadith, its sciences combined and classification, investigation and study.
Earlier this year, King Salman approved the establishment of an iconic Qur’an Oasis project in Madinah. The oasis will be an integrated world-class cultural and knowledge landmark that showcases everything pertaining to the holy book. It will also have more than 3,000 rare manuscript copies of the holy book on display.