The First Saudi State
It was established in the year 1744 (1157 H.) when Sheikh
Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahab settled in Diriyah and Prince Mohammed Ibn Saud agreed to support
and espouse his cause, with a view to cleansing the Islamic faith from distortions. The
first era of the Saudi State lasted for about 75 years.
Those who assumed power during this era include:
|1- Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud
||1726 - 1765 (1139 - 1179 H).
|2- Imam Abdul Aziz Ibn Mohammed Ibn Saud
||1765 - 1802 (1179 - 1218 H).
|3- Imam Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz Ibn Mohammed Ibn Saud (Saud Al
||1813 - 1817 (1218 - 1233 H).
This historic era ended in 1817 (1233 H) when Ottoman troops invaded the Arabian
peninsula under the command of Ibrahim, the son of Mohammed Ali Pasha.