Life Free Quotes By Basmah  Bint Saud

Today in Saudi,   women are either at the mercy of their husbands or at the mercy of judges who   tend to side with the husbands. The only circumstance that a woman can ask   for a divorce or a 'khali' is when her husband is in total agreement with her   or if she comes from a very powerful family who decide to back her up.

If China was like   the moon, then arriving in Saudi Arabia was Mars. At least you can see the   moon from Earth.

Early Islam was a   time of great creativity. Scholars excelled in sciences and literature. Our   religion should not be a shield behind which we hide from the world but a   driving force that inspires us to innovate and contribute to our   surroundings. This is the true spirit of Islam.

My father   established the first women's university in the kingdom, abolished slavery,   and tried to establish a constitutional monarchy that separates the position   of king from that of prime minister.

There is no   question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and   power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for   the crime committed is wrong.

We have ministers   who are incapable of doing what has been ordered from above because there is   no follow up, because there are no consequences. If you are poor man and you   steal, your hand is cut off after three offences. But if you are a rich man,   nobody will say anything to you.