Saudi Cleric Declares Chess 'Haram'🚫😳

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During a weekly TV📺 show, Saudi Arabia's highest religious cleric👳 has declared Chess as 'haram'🚫, claiming the game fuels enmity and hatred😠. He further said that Chess is a waste of time and an opportunity to squander money💸. His fatwa (religious ban) does not have the force of law and hence Chess is as such not forbidden in Saudi now but his comments have sparked a debate💬. The Saudi Chess Association's law committee President Musa Bin Thaily said🔈 that Chess tournaments would not be banned👍 in the country but expressed concern😟 that such comments might affect the future of the game in the country.

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