It seems that the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has too much time on his hands - or he just got his ass handed to him in chess by a grandchild…
Or mating without a license as in “checkmate” is considered fornication. Not to mention people might learn to think for themselves and that is not good for Islam.
I’ve always known that chess is evil. All those creepy little pawns lined up across the board, and that damn horse jumping in odd directions.
A great example of the fat that Islamic law is largely about protecting the most fragile male egos you can find on the planet.
Borrowing from a similar discussion - perhaps it’s because the queen is the most powerful piece