Saudi Press

Saudi Arabia and the world
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

Founding Day puts the nation’s history on right track

Founding Day puts the nation’s history on right track

The announcement of the Founding Day placed the historical path of the Saudi state within its desired framework, and corrected the announced date of its foundation.
The announcement of the Founding Day came to confirm the historical depth of the Saudi royal family, whose chain of rule dates back nearly 600 years, since the foundation of the city of Diriyah by Manie Al-Muraydi who is the 13th grandfather of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman.

The establishment and the change of the form of government from the city-state to the vast state happened during the reign of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud, who assumed power in 1139 AH /1727 AD. He established a state based on Islam and the rational rule of the deeply rooted royal family and on continuous achievements for the benefit of the state and the citizens.

The announcement of the Founding Day did not deviate from the framework that historians are familiar with, and that is represented by re-reading and analyzing historical events. It is a cognitive phenomenon that takes place all over the world, as it corrected the connection of many historians with the state’s assumption of power by Imam Muhammad Bin Saud.

The Saudi Founding Day does not replace the Saudi National Day, which marks the occasion of the unification of the Kingdom that falls on Sept. 23 each year.

The celebration of the Founding Day was announced to define the beginning of the history of the Saudi state, which began on the day the first Saudi state was founded, as it will be a new occasion to recall the historical depth of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Feb. 22 was set as the date for the Founding Day because it was in the early period of the year 1139 AH that marked the beginning of the era of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud in the middle of that year, corresponding to the date Jamad Al-Thani 30, 1139 AH.

Correction in historical facts

The Kings of Saudi Arabia have always emphasized that the state’s principles were based on the correct Islamic religion and monotheism. Within a short period of time after the establishment of the Saudi state, it supported and protected the reformist call. The state also emphasized a lot of interest in education, economy, security, unity and science.

It is understood that the announcement of the Founding Day has set an accurate political date for the establishment of the state, which is the assumption of power by Imam Muhammad Bin Saud in Diriyah. The basic law of that state stipulated that the Kingdom is an Arab Islamic state whose religion is Islam and its constitution is the Book God and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace be upon him).

Related Articles

Saudi Press
Apple warns against drying iPhones with rice
China Criticizes US for Vetoing UN Ceasefire Resolution in Gaza
In a recent High Court hearing, the U.S. argued that Julian Assange endangered lives by releasing classified information.
The U.S. vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, instead proposing its own six-week ceasefire plan contingent upon the release of all hostages held by Hamas
Prince William Urges End to Gaza Conflict
Saudi Arabia ranks first in UN index for e-government services in MENA
Israel has gone ‘beyond self-defence’ in Gaza, says Labour’s Streeting
EU Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza Conflict
Israel Records 20% Drop In GDP, War In Gaza Is The Reason
Saudi Arabia's FDI Inflows Grow with New International Standards
Venture Capitals Power Up Across MENA Region
Saudi Arabia Introduces Terms for 30-Year Income Tax Exemption for Multinational Companies
Saudi FM: Establishing Palestinian state is only pathway for Mideast stability
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has died at the Arctic prison colony
Elon Musk's Starlink Gets License For Israel, Parts Of Gaza
Influencers Exploit X Platform for Profit Amidst Israel-Gaza Conflict
PM Modi Announces Opening Of New CBSE Office In Dubai
International Criminal Court's Chief "Deeply Concerned" By Rafah Bombing
January Funding for MENA Startups Totals $86.5 Million
Saudi Arabia accelerates digital economy growth through Nvidia partnership
Indian female military officers commend Saudi Arabia's progress and women's empowerment
Israel unveils tunnels underneath Gaza City headquarters of UN agency for Palestinian refugees
Israel deploys new military AI in Gaza war
Egypt threatens to suspend key peace treaty if Israel pushes into Gaza border town, officials say
Israel Utilizes AI Military Technology in Gaza Conflict
Saudi Arabia Warns Of A "Humanitarian Catastrophe" If Israel Moves On Rafah
China Warns Iran to Halt Houthi Attacks or Damage Trade Ties
US University To Shut Qatar Campus Due To "Heightened Mideast Instability"
Iran-backed hackers interrupt UAE TV streaming services with deepfake news
Facebook and Instagram Ban Iran's Supreme Leader
Finnish Airline, Finnair, is voluntarily weighing passengers to better estimate flight cargo weight
U.S. Secretary of State Blinken: The Israelis underwent dehumanization on 7.10, this does not give them the right to do this to others.
Defense Technology Showcase Held in Riyadh
Saudi Arabia’s non-oil exports rise 2.5% to $6bn in November 2023: GASTAT
UK Bans Misleading "Zero Emissions" Claims for Electric Cars
Gaza's Teen Inventor Sparks Light in Displacement
Netanyahu Rejects Ceasefire Proposal, Insists On Total Victory Over Hamas
Guterres appoints independent UNRWA review panel
Private Sector Employment Hits Record High with Over 11 Million Employees in January
Rolls-Royce Executive Encourages Saudi Women to Tap into Their Inner 'Superhero' for Success in Defense Industry
Saudi Arabia launches National Academy of Vehicles and Cars
Saudi Tourism Minister Reveals Plan for 250,000 New Hotel Rooms by 2030
SAR to more than double eastern network passenger capacity with new trains deal
Saudi Arabia Enhances National Defense with New Partnerships
Saudi Aramco Maintains Arab Light Crude Pricing to Asia for March
NEOM Establishes New York Office to Support Investors
Saudi Wealth Fund Draws in Over $25 Billion Worth of Investments in Three Years, Al-Rumayyan Reveals
ZATCA Cautions Against Scammer Schemes
INTRA Defense Technologies inaugurates drone factory in Riyadh
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Bandar Alkhorayef, has announced a partnership with the London Metal Exchange to set up metal storage and delivery centers in the country. Alkhorayef highlighted Saudi Arabia's expanding military industries sector, crediting the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as a key partner, during his speech at the second PIF Private Sector Forum in Riyadh