If countries consider and measure their civilizational progress, urbanization, and what they have provided and achieved for their citizens, then the evidence and the figures attest that this country has shortened the time, reduced the distance, and was able in eighty-seven years to provide what many countries have not offered in a much longer time. No doubt, because the development plans in this blessed country have focused on bringing all the good things to mankind in its successive plans. It also works in accordance with the vision of the successive leaders of this country for these noble goals, especially after turning a scattered tribal society in the Arabian Peninsula to be one civil system.
This historical turn was led by the courage and spirit of the late monarch King Abdul Aziz 'may God rest his soul in peace.' His courageous historical stand formed a palette of unity, love and civilizational establishment in a distinct civil system based on a well-known harmony between the preservation of the spiritual-religious principles. Before this act, people of the Arabian Peninsula had experienced years of misery and poverty where there were chaos, divisions, backwardness, and wars.
For that, the comparative vision of the way of life in Saudi Arabia will find evidence of this harmony clearly in the Saudi society. On the same token, our country has all the elements of modern civilization with all of its various aspects while maintaining its cultural heritage, and Islamic moralities that always support the needs and interests of the human. And this is considered by some to be a difficult and sometimes an impossibly unachievable equation, but the remarkable practical achievement of it was seen and accomplished by this great nation.
The brief, meaningful words by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz when he was congratulating the citizens on the 86th national day has reminded me of many indications. His Royal Majesty said on his Twitter page, "Every year, the homeland is safe and precious, and our journey of building and development continues to improve our country, its renaissance, and its stability. Every year, the people of this nation are loyal and proud of their homeland and their belongings."
Al Solamy: The Kingdom is clearly and courageously presenting the true message of Islam through its multiple positions and stances; not the corrupted, distorted image of gang-esque organizations that claim to belong to it
The first thoughtful words of the tweet indicate the value and importance of safety in peoples' lives unambiguously. The absence of this value will stop the process of development. In the second indication, HRM -may God protect him- is making a clear declaration towards the continuation of the process of civilized development, which in his auspicious reign, are managed with awareness and control. This has resulted in making the Saudi citizens proud of their country and praying for it.
In addition to this, the wise and courageous decisions taken by His Royal Majesty have made a glorious and profound impact on the blessed nation. A nation that extends an olive branch to all those who wish for peace and development, and a firm hand to all those who seek to undermine the security and development of our precious country. Such policy came from a historical depth and a civilized understanding of the history of this country, which has embraced an Arabian Islamic civilization for one and a half millennia. The light of Islam started from the grounds of this country guiding humanity to the values of righteousness, morality, and peace. During that time, it has never allowed any external enemy nor internal enemy to ruin its security and prosperity. In this regard, our precious country continues to offer a model example of Islamic centrism that shows the values of righteousness and goodness and tries to correct the distorted acts by the false claimers of this true religion.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is clearly and courageously presenting the true message of Islam through its multiple positions and stances; not the corrupted, distorted image of gang-esque organizations that claim to belong to it. These positions will be recorded in history with letters of light for this great nation.
At the end, on my behalf and all the university's employees, I would like to present sincere congratulations to His Royal Majesty, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to HRH the Crown Prince, and to all Saudi people, asking God the Almighty to protect this country and to help the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in preserving the security and development of this great nation.
His Excellency the President of King Khalid University, Prof. Abdulrahman Hamad Al Dawood, sponsored on Monday 29/12/1436 AH, the activities of the university celebration of the 85th anniversary of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The celebration was organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs at the University in Abha, and was attended by the University Vice - Presidents, deans, faculty members, in addition to a large number of university students.
On this historical occasion, President Al dawood gave a speech in which he confirmed that celebrating the National Day "comes to promote the values of belonging and loyalty, first, to the religion, then to the king and country". He also explained that the celebration aimed at elaborating the achievements that are taking place in the country, and the championships and sacrifice done by the founder of this state, namely, King Abdul-Aziz Bin Abdurrahman Al Saud – May God have mercy on him.
The foundation of the country had a great impact on every member of this nation until the present day. The President said, "After the founder's death, his sons have completed the achievements he set to achieve. Now, we live a life of prosperity in the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the King of decisiveness and determination, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud - may God protect him. It becomes necessary to maintain and develop the blessings in all fields. We are also required to show what our country has achieved and the leading position the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia occupies locally, regionally and globally. Nowadays, the Kingdom has its own powerful word that is understood everywhere due to firm resolutions and trustful determination." President Aldawood also addressed all the students in attendance, saying, "Living in prosperity in our homeland is, thanks to God first, and then to the efforts made by our wise leaders, both previous and current. So, we must be thankful, and never let a way to evil, hatred and envy come into us. We must confront those people who are plotting against this country by all means." He continued, "After God the Almighty, the country depends on you to protect it by thought, by force, by all you possess, and by your scientific attainment."
On the other hand, among the events associated with the celebration were the display of many videos. A video by a students titled "Oh my country, always in the forefront" was first presented. After that video, there was another one made by the Volunteer Work Club of the University entitled "Thanks my kingdom". Another video presented was about the University scouts' participation in the pilgrimage this year, in addition to a poem written by a student - Mansour Al-Qahtani. After that came the time for the presentation of a seminar titled "Oh my country, always in the forefront." It was inaugurated by the Vice - President for Health Specialties, Dr. Khalid Al jelban, who gave a word in which he talked about health evolution in the Kingdom since its inception. Then, the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al Faye, talked about the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and how the country became united by the efforts of King Abdul Aziz - may God have mercy on him. After that, the advisor to the Rector, who is also the Supervisor of the Media Center, Mr. Fahd bin Noma, gave a word in which he explained the new media risks. He also talked about the attack the country is exposed to in social network sites, which targets the people and the security of the country, explaining that "They are tendentious accounts which aim to destabilize the security of this nation through its youth." This was followed by a word from the representative of the students - Nayef Al-Ahmari - who invited the audience to stand up, out of respect, to pay homage to "our heroes" stationed on the Southern borders.
The President of King Khalid University (KKU), who is also the President of University of Bisha, Prof. Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Dawood has expressed, on behalf of himself and all the two universities' stakeholders, the deepest and sincerest congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, to His Highness the Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Naïf bin Abdul Aziz, and to the Deputy Crown Prince, who is also the Second Deputy Prime Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz - may God protect them all - on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement on the occasion, the University President reiterated, “This precious anniversary which is being experienced by our beloved kingdom this year, in the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud - May God support him - is different because of what the kingdom is witnessing. Nowadays, the Kingdom achieves further planned development objectives, and quick steps for the development of government agencies and projects, which have given a great chance to the highly qualified young competencies to occupy the highest positions of leadership. In addition, the Kingdom has witnessed a restructure of the Supreme Councils with the aim of achieving the efficiency and better coordination of efforts and plans, and the desire to accelerate the pace of achievement, in addition to achieving the set strategic goals and visions.” The University President added, “ The era we live in today also witnesses a bright and a prominent furtherance of the position of the Kingdom and its impact on the regional and international levels, in accordance with the constant principles of the Kingdom and its honorable history in supporting all Arab and Islamic issues. Hence, the aspirations of the Saudi citizen to build a homeland that is unique among other countries.” The University President further stressed that the landmarks of development and construction were clear throughout the dear homeland.
His excellency the President of King Khalid University further clarified that the story of the National Day, which its features had been drawn by the successive kings of the country, starting from the founder King, King Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud – May Allah have mercy on him - through to the current Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, was a great epic of unification for the coming generations. The University President stated thus, “The unification of the Kingdom has established security, and a homeland that has a strong faith in God, and armed with a pure doctrine. The era we live in relies greatly on science and knowledge, flourishing with best livelihoods and well-being, and enjoying security and affluence.” Prof. Al dawood added, “In the memory of the unification of this country, we are witnessing the development of this country from everywhere in general, and from the perspective of the citizens in particular. We are harvesting the fruits of the wise insight of the kings of the kingdom throughout its history. The vision of the leaders of the Kingdom has always concentrated much on human investment by the expansion of the opening of higher education institutions and programs, and by conducting scholarship programs to benefit the citizens from the experiences of the best global universities, to the extent that development has become a feature of this country.”
With regard to the King Khalid University, His Excellency the President explained that "the university has received, like other Saudi universities, a generous support (financially and morally) from the leadership of the country, which has a great role in enabling the King Khalid University (KKU) to occupy advanced positions in the international rankings. Moreover, the leadership's unwavering support to King Khalid University has made it easy for the institution to provide scientific and research services to society. All what have been mentioned could not have been achieved without the conciliation of God first, and then the wise generous support and follow-up from the leadership of this noble nation.”
At the conclusion of his statement, Dr. Abdulrahman Al Dawood thanked the leadership of this blessed country for all what it offered and for what it is offering for the sake of the citizen’s development and well-being, praying to God to perpetuate the blessings of security, safety and stability over the Kingdom, and under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and the Crown Prince, and the Deputy Crown Prince - May Allah protects them all. The University President also thanked greatly, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, the Governor of Asir region, for his continuous support and follow-up to all the development aspects of the Asir region in general, and of the University of King Khalid in particular.