Monday, July 13, 2009

Full beards are pre-requisites for this job

From the Saudi Gazette:
Fully grown beard and fulfillment of all other Shariah requirements for personal appearance have been made compulsory for those applying for vacant positions in the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (the Hai’a).

The Hai’a recently announced some vacancies for the staff to support its existing personnel particularly for field inspection of commercial markets.

Al-Sindan said all applications will be accepted, but it is the personal interview committee that specifies requirements for accepting applicants and appointing them in jobs. He added that the committee focuses on the appearance being in line with the Shariah conditions, which include having a fully grown beard because the Hai’a staffer’s work in the field is to enjoin virtue and prevent vice.
I think this excludes Saudi women from the job.

Even the ones that might have fully grown beards can't prove it.