King Abdullah: Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz was the sixth King of Saudi Arabia. He was the son of Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud. Ibn Saud was the founder of modern Saudi Arabia. Abdullah was an important politician person in Saudi Arabia. He was in power from 1 August 2005 AD to 23 January 2015 AD.
Full Name: Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki.
Born: 1 August 1924 AD. Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd.
Death: 23 January 2015 AD. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Father’s Name: Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman.
Mother’s Name: Fahda Al Shuraim.
Predecessor: Fahd bin Abdul Aziz.
Successor: Salman bin Abdul Aziz.
King Abdullah was born in Riyadh on 1 August 1924 AD. He was the tenth son of King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud. His mother Fahda Al Shuraima was a member of the Al-Rashid dynasty. King Abdullah was maintained close relations with the United States and the United Kingdom. And buying billions of dollars price of defense equipment from both States.
His Career: In 1961, he became mayor of Mecca. He was also as deputy Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia. In 1963, he was appointed Chief of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. His half-brother Fahad came to power in Saudi Arabia in 1982. He was then appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. He had served as the country’s de facto ruler following the 1995 stroke of his half-brother King Fahd. When his brother died, he became the King of Saudi Arabia in 2005.
During His Rule: In 2005, King Abdullah was creating a scholarship program for young Saudi men and women. In this way, Saudi students can go to education in any country. More than 70,000 young Saudi students went to study in more than 25 countries. There are more than 22,000 Saudi students studying in the United States. Saudi Arabia was established on September 23, 1932. In 2005, King Abdullah declared September 23 as a National Day.
The Saudi government developed many sectors. He spent $400 billion to improve mining, solar energy, religious tourism, health care, and education. King Abdullah also promoted the construction of the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology. He made the protection of Saudi Arabia’s top Security. His action against terrorists. In August 2010, King Abdullah declared that only officially approved religious scholars associated with the senior council of Ulema would be allowed to issue fatwas. In 2012, the Saudi government announced that women would be able to compete in the Olympics. On 11 January 2013, King Abdullah appointed thirty women to the Consultative Assembly or Shura Council.
Death: On 2 January 2015, King Abdullah was hospitalized in Riyadh for Pneumonia. On 23 January 2015, King Abdullah died. According to Islamic tradition, he was buried in Al Oud cemetery. Three days of national mourning were declared.