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Abdullah bin Abdulaziz
King of Saudi Arabia
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

King Abdullah in January 2007
King of Saudi Arabia
Reign 1 August 2005 – 23 January 2015
Bay’ah 2 August 2005
Predecessor Fahd
Regency 2 January 1996 – 1 August 2005
Heir(s) apparent Sultan bin Abdulaziz (2005–11)
Nayef bin Abdulaziz (2011–12)
Salman bin Abdulaziz (2012–15)
Successor Salman
Born (1924-08-01)1 August 1924
Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd
(now Saudi Arabia)
Died 23 January 2015(2015-01-23) (aged 90)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Burial 23 January 2015
Al Oud cemetery, Riyadh
Spouse Alanoud Al Fayez (1972–2003; divorced)
Jawahir bint Ali Hussein
Aida Fustuq (divorced)
Munira Al Otaishan
Munira bint Abdullah Al Al Shaykh
Tathi bint Mishan al Faisal al Jarba
Hussa bint Trad bin Sattam ash-Sha’lan
(23 or more other wives)
Prince Khaled
Prince Mutaib
Prince Faisal
Prince Mishaal
Prince Abdulaziz
Prince Turki
Prince Badr
Princess Nora
Princess Aliya
Princess Adila
Princess Maryam
Princess Sahab
Princess Sahar
Princess Maha
Princess Hala
Princess Jawahir
Princess Anoud
Prince Majed
Prince Saud
Prince Bandar
Full name
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki

No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world. The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Muslims are not bloodthirsty people. Islam is a religion of peace that forbids the killing of the innocent. Islam also accepts the Prophets, whether those prophets are Mohammed, God's peace and blessing be upon Him, or Moses or the other prophets of the Books.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
I believe America is the most powerful country in the world and is a country that stands on principle. Its principles are enshrined in its very foundation and constitution, and it has a duty to serve humanity. America has a duty to follow its conscience to reject repression. It must reject oppression. It must reject humiliation.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
As to women, the Islamic faith has given women rights that are equal to or more than the rights given them in the Old Testament and the Bible.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, like other countries in the region, rejects the acquisition of nuclear weapons by anyone, especially nuclear weapons in the Middle East region. We hope that such weapons will be banned or eliminated from the region by every country in the region.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
To allow the construction of places of worship other than Islamic ones in Saudi Arabia, it would be like asking the Vatican to build a mosque inside of it.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
I believe strongly in the rights of women… my mother is a woman, my sister is a woman, my daughter is a woman, my wife is a woman.
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia