A Saudi father pardoned his son's killer if he successfully memorized the Holy Quran, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.
Rabi'a al-Dousary, father of the slain young man named Abdullah, promised to pardon the convicted felon, Faisal al-Ameri, if he successfully memorized all of the Holy Quran before leaving prison, al-Yawm Saudi newspaper reported.
Ameri was sentenced to death for killing Dousary during a quarrel that erupted in their neighborhood.
The Higher Committee of Correction in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom has persuaded the father to forgive and pardon Ameri.
The father, who refused to receive any blood money, to teach the Ameri a far more valuable lesson, insisted on one condition: the killer to fully memorize the Quran before his acquittal from prison.