The Holy Quran Memorization International Organization Recalls the National Day of the Kingdom
On this very blessed day, the eighty sixth anniversary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia foundation occurs in the leadership of King Abdul Aziz under “There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is His messenger” so, one can see in the history of King Abdul Aziz – may Allah have His mercy upon him – the bright aspects in serving the Holy Quran. These aspects were the candles illuminate the way and the foundation of the great construction in which history recorded, with golden letters, the birth of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by its founder King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud – may Allah have His mercy upon him – after a heroic epic lasted for more than thirty years in which King Abdul Aziz could gather KSA for that the history witnesses for its first time the unity of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the royal decree in 17th of Jumada Alula 1351 H. After that, King Abdul Aziz chose Thursday 21st of Jumada Alula 1351 H, 23rd of September 1932 to be the day of declaring the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since that date, the National day has been etched in the memory of the nation children, the day which witnesses the struggling of that great king as well as the development revolution of the modern KSA. For instance, on the Islamic perspective, KSA is distinct for protecting and defending Islam as well as paying attention to expanding and constructing the Two Holy Mosques through adopting a group of giant projects for serving the pilgrims. That is, KSA is proud of that it has been formed based on the Book of Allah and the tradition of His messenger where its statute states that its constitution is the Book of Allah and the tradition of His messenger. For that, the great attention of KSA for the Holy Quran does not require a proof or evidences as it is the source of its approach from all aspects of memorizing, Tajweed, recording and printing.
Just like that, the leader of the nation King Abdul Aziz was followed by his honorable sons King Saud, Faisal, Khalid, Fahad, Abdullah and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz and the Deputy Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz. They followed the same path their father – may Allah has His mercy upon him - walked through, so their interests were concentrated on education and daily life, especially Holy Quran memorization. After that, the schools of Quran studies were expanded – which is called Holy Quran Memorization Schools – in educational levels. Moreover, the great efforts exerted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is clear in sponsoring of King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Holy Quran memorization, Tajweed and interpretation as well as the competition which carries his name, King Salman Local Prize for Holy Quran Memorization, Reciting and Interpretation. In addition, the caring of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reached a high level particularly in choosing the Imams of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad Holy Quran Printing Complex as well as in Holy Quran collages and their departments in KSA universities. KSA witnesses a recognizable improvement in education and paying attention to literature and cultural sciences represented in encouraging scientific research, building schools and universities, paying attention to scholarships for KSA citizens to worldwide countries. In addition to the accomplishments that KSA has done in various disciplines as well as considering the modern technology causes for improvement and prosperity following the developed nations. For that, every Saudi must support and stand in order to recall the unity of KSA by the funder King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud (may Allah has His mercy upon him). O Allah, protect our King, his Crown Prince, his Deputy Crown Prince as well as keep our Kingdom strong through its faith, precious through its manpower and proud by its glories and history.
Dr. Abdullah bin Ali Basfar
The general-secretary of the Holy Quran Memorization International Organization