Riyadh Newspaper | The book of Ibn Mushait and the marking of memories

Abdulaziz bin Othman Al-Falih

The late – God willing – King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was known for his loyalty to his loyal people and his country. Children and grandchildren. My eyes fell while browsing the book (Sheikh Saeed bin Abdulaziz bin Mushait, the sheikh of the tribes of Shahran, and his son Abdulaziz in the Memory of History) written by Abdulaziz bin Saeed bin Mushait; On a phrase that topped the book; It is a tribute to the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman on Sheikh Saeed bin Mushait, as he said in it: “This faithful brother, Sheikh Shahran Al-Arida, stood with us from the beginning, and he is the best brother and loyal friend.” This praise stopped me, to read the book; Perhaps I can benefit and benefit, as a praise from King Abdulaziz has its connotations, meanings and intrigues, and it motivated me to read the book, which consists of 596 pages, an introduction to the first and second editions, and seven chapters, and the eighth is a chapter on the appendices of the book, and the third chapter is devoted to the relationship of Sheikh Saeed bin Mushait with King Abdulaziz and his sons, which is From biographies that document history; In an easy and abstaining style, beneficial for generations, through which they learn about the way of life before and after the unification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the hands of its founder and unifier, the late – God willing – King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Faisal, and clarifies the relationship between the ruler and the ruled, loyalty and obedience to the ruler, and the book about it. An important document describing the Arabian Peninsula between 1210 AH -1995 AD, describing its palaces, the method of building its homes, markets, mosques, highlands and plateaus, and the way of life at that time. As he is one of the king’s men, loyal to their homelands and guardians, and strengthens the relationship between the ruler and the ruled, and shows the bond that prevailed and is still, which would bring together the scattered parts of the homeland and become one homeland united by the word “There is no god but God”, and then the love of religion, homeland and the king. Another reason, as the author of the book mentions, is that writers and historians should record the history of the men who were around the founding leader, King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman – may God rest his soul -; To be a role model and an example to follow, and their approach is represented in loyalty, obedience and dedication to work, and this approach was followed by the sons of King Abdulaziz among the kings and their rulers, and the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman says in this regard: “When choosing statesmen, the most important thing is passion Efficiency and ability.” Since the founding of the kingdom, this principle that the founder and his men have followed are his brothers who are doing their utmost for the sake of the homeland, and declaring their loyalty to God, then the king and the homeland. The author adds that writing such a history is a religion in the necks of the generation that lived through the jihad and struggle of King Abdulaziz and his men who supported him in order to build a dear homeland, for this homeland is covered by everyone, and here we are reaping the fruits of that effort made by the founder and those men who were with him and were loyal He was loyal to him, loved them, loved him, and considered them brothers. Paying tribute to these men is a tribute to King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman. What is remarkable about this book is the very important documents it contains. Where he documented all the historical news he reported and took them from the mouths of men; This book is a documentary reference to one of the most important historical periods in our country, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For their contributions to building this dear country.

The author of the book is an age witness to the history of our kingdom, and to the most important eras and stages, the stage of unification at the hands of its unifier and collector of its word and its bond, King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and before that date, when he heard from his father, Sheikh Saeed, and lived the two stages before and after the establishment and unification and the author lived that until the reign of King The seventh of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and his trusted Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman. This book is worth reading and studying. in particular the younger generations; To know the stages of building their state from its foundation to the stage of the National Vision 2030, as building and preserving nations is a religion in the necks of generations.

Abdulaziz bin Othman Al-Falih