Saudi Arabia celebrates on Tuesday the anniversary of the founding of the first Saudi state, at the hands of the first founder, Imam Muhammad bin Saud, in February of the year 1727 AD.
This day comes to mark a historical memory and pride in the solid roots of this state. It also represents the close cohesion of its citizens with its leaders from its founding until the present time.
It also reflects loyalty to those who contributed to building it from the imams and kings, and pride in what has been achieved in terms of unity, security, and prosperity in the Arabian Peninsula.
The celebration of this memory came as an affirmation from the wise leadership that what the country is witnessing in terms of prestige and supremacy is an extension of a great legacy, left by venerable leaders, who built with valor, strength, and courage an immortal history so that the founding day will be the continuous legacy, a political, cultural and social unity Saudis live it up to the present time.
A historic day
The founding day will remain a historic day, a memory that shows the depth of Saudi history, civilization, culture, and an affirmation of Saudi identity, unity, belonging loyalty, and pride in this ancient history on which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded.
“There is no tribe or family that did not participate in the unification of the kingdom”; As indicated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, may God protect him.
What King Salman, may God protect him, emphasized is that the establishment of the Saudi state was not built on a tribal or factional basis.
Unification of tribes
Rather, one of the pillars of the foundation is the unification of the tribes that were originally antagonistic and warring among themselves, and religion, with its values that promote unity and adherence to the rope of unifying faith, was the most prominent pillar of the establishment of the Saudi state.
State unified on religion
As the king indicated that: “Although Imam Muhammad bin Saud is from a family that traces its origins back to Bani Hanifa, who lives in the valley that is called by its name, and his emirate is in Diriyah, which was established by his grandfather, Mani’ Al-Muraidi and his ancestors from the shields from Bani Hanifa since the middle of the ninth century AH, he did not establish The State on his tribe, but rather he founded it on religion.”
The unity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia came on the basis of unification among the tribes, not on the basis of discrimination between them.
The vision of Imam Muhammad bin Saud was unity. For this reason, he is the unified founding imam. His vision inspired all the tribes to be united. The Arabian Peninsula before the vision of Imam Muhammad bin Saud was dispersed and not unified.
These identities, unlike the mental image, are not subject to change or exchange in the face of any rapid changes and may result in ethnic conflicts or harmful behaviors. This is why the great role of Vision 2030 appears in the process of rebuilding national identity.
The founder’s vision
The foundation day aims to recall the essence of the founder’s vision, which is unity, to remind the principles of the state, to be proud of Saudi values and symbols, and most importantly to remind all those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of this country.