Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Issues A Fatwa Against ... Chess?
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti issued a fatwa against chess back in 2014 — but that doesn't mean the game is supposed to be banned.By Jake Godin | January 21, 2016
It doesn't mean chess is banned in Saudi Arabia though, it just means that the Grand Mufti considers the game a form of gambling and a waste of time.
Just nobody tell that to the Saudi Chess Association.