Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|How many times did the Saudi Arabian football team qualify for the Soccer World Cup between 1930 and 2006 ?||Saudi Arabian History
4. In 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.
Green and White. The Saudi flag is perhaps the only one in the world that cannot be flown at half-mast. This is because the Islamic creed - 'There is but one God and Muhammad is his Prophet' - is displayed on the flag and it would be sacriligious to lower the creed.
1962. Approximately 4,000 individuals were released. President John F. Kennedy used his influence to persuade King Faisal to abolish the institution.
15. This percentage led the Saudi Arabian government to increase their efforts to control terrorism on their own soil.
Construction. Mohammed bin Laden emigrated to what became Saudi Arabia from his native Yemen before the First World War. He became responsible for all religious buiding work in the kingdom and went on to father at least 54 children, including Osama bin Laden.
Khalid ibn Abdul Aziz. Khalid was not very interested in becoming King, preferring to spend time in traditional Bedouin ways. He came to rule as a result of compromises between the sons of Abdul Aziz, and his half brother Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz had effective control of the country
Saud ibn Abdul Aziz. The succession to the Saudi monarchy is currently limited to sons or grandsons of Abdul Aziz. As he was born around 1880, it can be seen that age presents a problem in choosing a successor.
1953. Abdul Aziz left an unknown number of children by an unknown number of wives. His offspring is estimated at between 80 to 100, including 37 sons and uncounted daughters.
Abdul Aziz ibn Saud. Abdul Aziz's family, the Al Saud, have had three goes at creating a unified kingdom on the Arabian peninsula. The first of the three Saudi states lasted from 1744-1818 and was destroyed by the Ottoman empire, unhappy at the growing power of the Saudis within their kingdom. The second state lasted from 1824-1891, when it fell victim to family squabbles and was finally overthrown by a rival tribe. The Al Saud family went into exile in Kuwait for 20 years until Abdul Aziz regained his kingdom by conquering Riyadh in 1902.