Here you can trace all the elements that make up King Fahd’s contribution to the well-being of his own country and to the wider Arab and Islamic worlds.
In the domestic sphere, he laid the foundations of the Kingdom’s modern educational system. As Crown Prince and King, he oversaw the development of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure, a development on a scale and at a pace that is unprecedented. Under his leadership, the Kingdom has become a modern, developed industrialized state, with an educated population well-equipped to face the challenges of the time.
In foreign affairs, King Fahd has been indefatigable in supporting the just against the unjust, the weak against the strong. He has consistently argued that lasting peace in any dispute can be achieved only if both parties feel their rights have been recognized, and that the path to peace lies through negotiation based on principles of justice.
In providing humanitarian aid, both as Head of State and as an individual, King Fahd has a record of generosity and compassion that speaks for itself.
Throughout his life, in the tradition of his predecessors, King Fahd has acknowledged Islam as the foundation of the Kingdom and as the guiding principle for all affairs of state. He has, without compromise, reconciled the demands of the modern world with the precepts and traditions of Islam, demonstrating that Islam is a religion for all times.
On 1st August, 2005, the death of King Fahd was announced.
The following official statement was read out on Saudi state television: "With deep sorrow and pain, the royal court ... mourns the death of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd due to illness."
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