Suudi King's Title

Suudi King's Title


The Saudi King’s official title is “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.”


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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (Khadim al-?aramayn as-Sarifayn), Servant of the Two Noble Sanctuaries or Protector of the Two Holy Cities, is a royal style that has been used by many Muslim rulers, including the Ayyubids, the Mamluk Sultans of Egypt, the Ottoman Sultans, and in the modern age, Saudi Arabian kings. This title put forwarded particularly by Ottoman Sultans.

The title refers to the ruler taking the responsibility of guarding and maintaining the two holiest mosques in Islam: Al-Haram Mosque (Al-Masjid al-?aram, "The Sacred Mosque") in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque (Al-Masjid an-Nabawi) in Medina, both of which are in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula.


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