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October 7th, 2004
The Saudi Question
Who's Who: The House of Saud: Prince Salman Ibn Abdul Aziz

In 1962, Prince Salman became the influential Governor of Riyadh Region, which takes its name from Saudi Arabia’s capital city. During that time, he has supervised and encouraged the expansive growth of the city from a mid-sized town into a major urban metropolis. On a larger stage, Prince Salman has also served as an important liaison to develop tourism, capital projects, and foreign investment inside his country. Salman is known to favor strong political and economic ties to the West, but is also a staunch supporter of poor Muslim nations like Somalia, Sudan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and more recently, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Within the House of Saud, Prince Salman has historically been viewed as a kingmaker rather than a potential king. Salman has a reputation for being an intelligent and hard-working man, and is a trusted mediator in settling conflicts amongst the estimated 7,000 princes in the royal family. Prince Salman is also said to wield considerable power as a key figure of the royal council — a post which allows him a hand in assigning the duties of the state to various princes. Such behind-the-scenes influence could allow Salman to subtly tip the balance of power to one faction or another within the family.

Salman is the second youngest of the “Sudairi Seven” and a potentially viable candidate for the title of the next Crown Prince. Some reports have speculated that he may be interested in the title.

  • shakil

    Dear Sir,
    Prince Salman Ibn Abdul Aziz

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    geteducation@rediffmail.com
    9892333799

    I am writing this letter on behalf of Graduate Education Trust, We are requesting you very kindly that ZAM ZAM is a holy water of our Muslim and it is only find in MECCA, So please I want it to get start in India (MUMBAI) also.

    So please to expand this program and help more needy people like sick people, We request you to contribute with us we have a sufficient place called sabil for it.

    If you will help us in supplying atleast (20 CAN) daily we will be highly oblige to you for your support.

    We are preparing to start Quranic Arabic Classes and talk 20 Local School to give 1 Room for Classes that will do (1) Batch for Women (2) Batch for Men (3) Batch for Childred, We need to furnish those Class and want to Pay good Tutorial

    Thanks you for considering our letter and giving your precious time, It you have any queries or you wish to know more details about our small venture

    geteducation@rediffmail.com
    9892333799

  • abdul basit

    asalam o alikum
    Prince Salman Ibn Abdul Aziz sir please i request you give me permission i perform namaz inside the kaaba please please please please please please please please please i am very thank full to you yourstrully abdul basit

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