Former Kaaba imam sentenced to 10 years in Saudi Arabia
Salih al-Talib, one of the leading imams of the Kaaba-i Sharif, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he stated that “it is not religiously appropriate for men and women to have fun together at concerts”.
It is known that imams, clerics and preachers who criticize Saudi Arabia’s practices are sometimes arrested by the Riyadh administration.
Saudi Arabian officials saw al-Talib during a sermon “It is not religiously appropriate for men and women to have fun at concerts together” He was arrested in 2018 for stating that.
At that time, the Riyadh government had begun to enact laws that made it easier for women to attend concerts.
Finally, the Saudis announced that they had overturned the release of Salih al-Talib, who was once the preacher of the Masjid al-Haram.