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Keyword: jazirat al arabiya

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Book Review

Fine photographic record of the Arabian peninsula before the Saudis

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Awwal 07, 14191998-07-01

Let us first get a simple point out of the way: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was declared in 1932. The Al-e Saud’s rise to power did not begin until their alliance with the British in the first world war.


External enemies inside the House of Islam

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14181997-07-16

The Global Islamic Movement does not have to contend only with the tyrants in the Muslim world. Their real struggle is in fact against the western backers of unrepresentative regimes. If left alone, these regimes would collapse like a pack of cards.


How Abdul Aziz proclaimed himself king of Najd and the Hijaz and renamed it 'Saudi Arabia'

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 14171997-03-16

The Anglo-Saudi friendship treaty (December 1915) opened up vast new opportunities for Abdul Aziz ibn Saud. He became the recipient of British largesse - 80,000 annually (60,000 annually plus a lump sum payment of 20,000). His task was to harass Turkish allies in eastern Arabia and to disrupt their supply lines.


Foreign hand behind the emergence of the Saud family

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 21, 14171997-03-01

Of all the calamities that have befallen the Muslims in the twentieth century - abolition of the khilafah, imposition of the nation-State structure, the loss of Palestine and Al-Quds to the zionists etc - the emergence of the House of Saud in the Arabian Peninsula is one of the most grievous.

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