Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud was born in Riyadh in Rabi Al Awwal 1331 AH (i.e., 1913). He grew up in the care of his father Abdulaziz, and learned to read and write, and memorized the Holy Qur'an in his childhood. He studied Shariah’s Studies under a group of Scholars.

King Khalid participated in some of his father's military campaigns and was sent on political missions by his father King Abdulaziz Al Saud. In 1353 AH (i.e., 1934), he led the Saudi delegation to negotiations on a dispute with Yemen. He also participated with his brother Faisal in the London Conference in 1358 AH (i.e., 1939).

Khalid became Crown Prince after his older brother King Faisal's martyrdom. He received the allegiances of Saudi people, scholars, senate as the new Saudi King on Tuesday the 13th of Rabi Al Awwal 1395 AH (i.e., March 25th, 1975). His Royal Highness Prince Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz was named the Crown Prince.

King Khalid's reign was characterized by a wide-ranging economic prosperity contributing to major advances in the country's cultural developments. Many educational milestones were achieved. As a result, King Faisal University in Dammam and Umm Al Qura in Makah were opened.  

King Khalid was not very interested in politics. However, he paid special attention to Arab and Islamic causes, most prominent and most notable was the Palestinian issue. The King was a prominent benefactor in support of the Afghan Mujahedeen whom he assisted politically and in regional forums.

His Death:
King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz passed away in Riyadh on Shaban 21st, 1402 AH (i.e., June 13, 1982).

Quotes from King Khalid

  • A strong believer is better than a weaker one, because the foundations for a strong economy are based on human beings who are able to meet the challenges of modern development. Such a capacity yields a high level of performance.
  • The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is very proud to put all its potentials and energy to the service of pilgrims, who live among their brothers in our country.