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The prestigious landmark —The Flag
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The prestigious landmark —The Flag

The prestigious landmark —The Flag
By Rym Al-Ghazal
September 23rd, 2020

It is a nation’s symbolic landmark, and the largest in the Eastern Province. At 15 meters by 10 meters in size, the Saudi flag hangs majestically along a 50 meter long pole made of carbon steel. It was raised in 2018 on September 23rd, in celebration of National Day. Symbolic and recognizable worldwide, the flag is an ambassador of a nation’s values and story.

Green, with a sword symbol of strength, the ‘Shahada’ (profession of faith and first pillar of Islam) is written across it in the Thuluth calligraphic script. It reads: ‘There is no god but Allah; and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.’ Green is said to have been Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) favorite color, and it is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an as the color of the garments worn by those in Paradise.

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