First Saudi State & the Story of Ad-Dir'iyyah: A Historical Analysis of the Reform Movement in Arabia Between the Years 1157-1233H (1744-1818CE)
During the mid eighteenth century in the centre of the Arabian Peninsula an eminent scholar faced his final expulsion from yet another town after its Amir feared reprisal from hostile rulers for having granted him a haven to call to Tawhid.
Virtually alone and not conceding to despair; he travelled by foot in the mid-day Arabian heat; Shaikh Mu?ammad bin â€˜Abdil-Wahhab chose his ultimate destination â€“ wisely. The remarkable events that followed and the aid and victory his call achieved laid the foundations for what would become known as the First Saudi State. The Shaikh; along with the people of his chosen destination were destined for extraordinary achievements; and dominance in ascendancy and governance that had been unparalleled for centuries. Such were the allies he was ordained to have stand by his side; and such were the extraordinary episodes that were to follow and such was the facilitation their call was granted in the face of overwhelming odds; formidable enemies and bitterly antagonistic confederacies â€“ that it leaves no doubt for the one who observes as to the true nature of their call and message.
Author :- Abu Haatim Muhammad Farooq