Flag of Saudi Arabia


    Saudi Arabia Flag fast facts
    Name: علم المملكة العربية السعودية
    Proportion (width:length): 2:3
    Adopted: March 15, 1973
    Designer: Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Saud
    Saudi Arabia Flag - Information
    Saudi Arabia national flag is a green flag featuring the Shahada (shahada, one of the five pillars of Islam, is the declaration of faith that can be translated as "There is no god but God; Muhammad is the Messenger of God") in large white Arabic script above a white horizontal sword whose tip points to the left (hoist) side

    Saudi Arabia Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
    Shahada or Islamic declaration of faith, written in the Thuluth script of Arabic language, reads "There is no god but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God"
    Green represents Islam as it is believed to be a favorite color of Prophet Muhammad and his daughter, Fatima.
    Sword of Abd-al-Aziz stands for the House of Saud, the founding dynasty of the country, and symbolizes the military strength and prowess of Saudi Arabia. It represents the strictness in applying justice


    Saudi Arabia flag History
    The Saudi Arabia flag's design dates to the early twentieth century and is closely associated with the Al Saud family which established the kingdom in 1932
    Saudi Arabia flag facts
    The flag is manufactured with differing obverse and reverse sides so that the Shahada reads - and the sword points - correctly from right to left on both sides
    It is the only national flag to display an inscription as its principal design and one of only three national flags that differ on their obverse and reverse sides (Moldova and Paraguay are the others two)
    Saudi Arabia flag is one of only three national flags that shoud never to be flown vertically or at half-mast as they contain the name 'Allah' (Iran and Somaliland are the others two)
    The normal flag cannot be hoisted vertically according to Saudi legislation. Special vertical flags are manufactured where both the inscription (the creed) and the emblem (the sword) are rotated
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