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Since the old days women have suffered from a lack of basic rights InSaudi Arabia However now women everywhere in the planet have reached ahigh degree of freedom and rights particularly within the westerncountries like the United Kingdom France and the United States Womenin those countries have almost reached equality with men On thecontrary women in the Middle Eastern countries dont have the samerights Although women in those countries have reached a number of theirrights it is still not enough In Saudi Arabia the situation of womenis intensely distinct Some Middle Eastern countries have implementednew laws in order to change the laws that were forcibly imposed uponwomen according to the Islamic Law Saudi Arabia has not done anychanges to their laws yet Women in this country are still in thepresence and practice of sex discrimination and sex segregationThe beginning of Islam goes back around 1400 years ago and its rulescome from the Quran and the Sunnah which represent the holy Islamicbook and sayings of the Prophet Mohammed respectively Those twosources were interpreted by four major schools Shafi Maliki Hanbaliand Hanifi In Saudi Arabia all laws are primarily based on the Hanbaliinterpretation of the Quran and the Sunnah is taken as theconstitution of the country No one is allowed to alter any rules fromthe Quran or the Sunnah since they are believed to be the words of Godand their interpretation therefore all Saudi laws should notcontradict the constitution The majority of the population of SaudiArabia believe that the Islamic laws were created by God and thereforethey should not be changed Additionally there is a growing number ofthe population that think that this laws were created to cope withproblems that correspond to ancient times and that they are outdatedFor example in trials that strongest evidence that they rely on toresolve a case is the Quran Nowadays there are stronger and much morereliable pieces of evidence to solve cases such as DNA testing thatare
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