TRANSLATED BY FADHEL Al-MOAMEN
Historians confirm that His Majesty the King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud took after his father, the founder of Saudi Arabia His Majesty the King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud, in shape and in many attributes like courage, integrity and magnanimity. He was distinguished with being very generous and honest. Historians assured he was inclined to granting pardon, but firm and strict when necessary. He was a taciturn person and an excellent listener.
This book, issued by the Dar Nowaira publishing house in cooperation with King Saud Charity Foundation, is a detailed trace of King Saud’s biography with pictures especially that his daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Fahda bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, prepared most of its materials and the index as well.
In the intro of the book, Princess Fahda, says that King Saud’s rule stage after his father was one of the most difficult stages a ruler could go through. As, she explains, King Saud was the eldest son and the first heir to the founder of the Kingdom. This put him in a position of comparison, the successor and the founder. In addition, the international politics radically differed at his time as economic power outweighs political and military forces.
King Saud, she adds, always looked forward to development. It became a goal that requires changes in regulations as well as openness to the outside world. At the same time, he was keen not to abandon principles he was brought up with throughout his life. Dedication at what he does was not his only advantage, but humanity as well – and attribute that was repeatedly sensed by the founder in his son. With a founder’s wisdom, the father knows that his son’s good intentions were the best methods to build bridges of cooperation with people to unite tribes and to maintain closer ties among them.