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March 27, 2023

Saudi Arabia celebrates National Day

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates its national day on September 23rd of each year when it commemorates the unification of the Kingdom and its founding at the hands of His Majesty King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. This day of the year 1351 AH / 1932 AD witnessed the birth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after an epic battle, led by founder King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud over the past thirty-two years after he recovered the city of Riyadh, capital of the kingdom of his ancestors and fathers in the fifth the month of Shawwal in 1319, corresponding to 15 January 1902. On the 17th of Jomada Al-oula 1351, a royal decree was issued to declare the unification of all parts of the modern kingdom under the name of Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz chose on Thursday, May 21st of the same year, September 23rd 1932, the day of the proclamation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
King Abdulaziz was born in Riyadh city in the year 1876, his father was Imam Abdurrahman bin Faisal bin Turky bin Abdullah al Soud. He was taught by Sheikh Abdullah Al Kharji a well learned man from Riyadh City. He learned many chapters of the Holy Quraan. Later he learned the whole Quraan, Islamic Theology from another teacher named Abdullah bin Abdullatif Al Al-Sheikh.
When he was young, King Abdulaziz was fond of horse riding, he was known to be very brave, courageous, daring and was of good manners. He accompanied his father in his journey to the Badiyah. He was greatly influenced by the nomad life he led after leaving Riyadh City. Abdulaziz was only twelve years old when he arrived in Kuwait with his father. He spent about ten years there during which period he learned the holy Quraan, learned about politics and learned about how to lead soldiers in the battle field.

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