|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|
|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)
1 August 1924|
Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd
(now Saudi Arabia)
|Died||23 January 2015
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)
No matter how powerful, countries cannot rule the whole world. The world is ruled by brains, by justice, by morals and by fairness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.