The Fatwa Saying Hijab is only for the Prophet’s PBUH wives by the Saudi preacher Qasem al-Ghamedi is not new
A Syrian news website shared a report saying “new changes in Saudi policy:the Hijab is only for the Prophet’s Mohamad PBUH wives” saying that the new Fatwa of the head of The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice branch in Macca of Hijab caused a huge arguments in Saudi Arabia.
The website cited “an Arab journalists sources” according to what the website said that Sheikh Ahmad Bin Qasem al-Ghamedi said on al-Arabiya Net website that “the Hijab is only for the wives of Prophet Mohamad PBUH by what the Verses in Quran say and the Hadiths too”
Following a search by Verify-Sy it turns out that the news was published on CNN Arabic website on January 6, 2010.
Verify-Sy founds out that Ahmad Bin Qasem al-Ghamedi is not the current head of The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice branch in Macca, but he was dismissed few months after his fatwa which caused a huge controversy in Saudi Arabia, the current head of Macca branch is Fouad Bin Saued al-Omari.