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Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa

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Nationality  Saudi Arabian
Religion  Islam

Name  Muhammad Abdul
Role  Politician
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Prime Minister  King Abdullah King Salman
Preceded by  Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Sheikh
Born  9 June 1965 (age 50) Riyadh (1965-06-09)
Alma mater  Imam Muhammad bin Saud University
Education  Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University

Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa (born 9 June 1965) is Saudi politician and minister of justice.


Early life and education

Issa was born in Riyadh on 9 June 1965. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree in sharia law at Imam Muhammad bin Saud University. He holds a master of arts degree and PhD from Imam Muhammad bin Saud University.


After graduation, Issa began to work at Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University as a faculty member. He became vice president to the board of grievances (a legal body for arbitration) in 2007, and he served there until 2009. He was appointed minister of justice to the Saudi cabinet on 14 February 2009 in a major cabinet reshuffle, replacing Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Sheikh. Al Sheikh had been in office since 1992. The appointment of Issa as minister of justice was part of King Abdullah's reform initiatives.

Issa was appointed Secretary General of the Muslim World League on 11/6/1437 H. (August 4, 2016).


Issa argued in a lecture at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh in 2012 that Salafism is only an approach and that it should not be viewed as Islam. He further emphasized that Salafi approach is moderate and that it means following and obeying the ancestors’ belief and values in regard to the understanding of Islam.


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