Saudi Arabia's flag is not allowed to be lowered ever, Even at the time of mourning, Lowering the flag would be treated as insulting Islam or Allah or the Almighty. The rule does not apply to any other flag in the world except Saudi Arabia.
As per the Saudi flag law Article 13, It is not permissible to lower the Saudi Arabia's flag or the Kingdom's flag as that carries "Al-Shahada" in it, The Islamic testimony cannot be lowered.
What is Al-Shahada ?
Al-Shahada in Islam is the Islamic testimony of faith in which Muslims declares his Islam by saying Al-Shahada ( لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله ), There is No God but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.
- There is punishment for breaking the law of lowering Islamic testimony flag and it is 1 year Jail term and a fine of 3000 Saudi Riyals.
- The Saudi National flag has been in use since 1973, Its green in color and it symbolizes Islam and the Arabic calligraphic script is the Islamic testimony, The sword in the flag is stating the strictness in applying justice.