Chapter Two

The Law of Government

Article 5:

  1. Monarchy is the system of rule in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  2. Rulers of the country shall be from amongst the sons of the founder King Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman al Faisal Al-Saud, and their descendants. The most upright among them shall receive allegiance according to Almighty God's Book and His Messenger's Sunna(The Tradition).
  3. The King shall choose the Crown Prince and relieve him by a Royal Decree.
  4. The Crown Prince shall devote himself exclusively to his duties as Crown Prince and shall perform any other duties delegated to him by the King.
  5. Upon the death of the King, the Crown Prince shall assume the Royal powers until a pledge of allegiance (bay'a) is given.

Article 6:

In support of the Book of God and the Sunna of His Messenger(PBUH), citizens shall give the pledge of allegiance (bay'a) to the King, professing loyalty in times of hardship and ease

Article 7:

Government in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia derives its authority from the Book of God and the Sunna of the Prophet(PBUH), which are the ultimate sources of reference for this Law and the other laws of the State.

Article 8:

Government in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is based on justice, shura (consultation) and equality according to Islamic Sharia.