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What is written on the Saudi Arabia flag? Declaration of belief.
The shahada is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet. The declaration in its shortest form reads: There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God.
Entrance to which holy city is prohibited for non-believers? Mecca.
In its modern period, Mecca has seen tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure. Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the Muslim world, although non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.
What kind of crude oil is better? (more expensive) Sweet crude oil.
Sweet crude oil contains small amounts of hydrogen sulfide (in contrast to sour crude oil). Low-sulfur crude oil is in high demand as it is used to produce high-quality gasoline without the need for expensive processes of removing sulfur impurities. The term "sweet" originates from the fact that a low level of sulfur provides the oil with a mildly sweet taste and pleasant smell. Nineteenth century prospectors would taste and smell small quantities of oil to determine its quality.
Tradition says that the Quran was written during which years? 610 - 632.
According to Muslim beliefs, the Quran was revealed to Muhammad by the archangel Jibril (Gabriel). Muhammad was illiterate, so the "canonical" version was written by Zajd ibn Sabit, his personal secretary.
What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia? Riyadh.
From the 1940s, the city entered the long period of modernization and planned development under king Saud. Today, Riyadh resembles American metropolies with its grid layout pattern and neighbourhoods connected by high-performance main roads to the inner areas.
What is the largest sand desert in the world? Rub' al Khali.
The Rub' al Khali desert is the largest continuous sand desert in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula. The desert covers some 650,000 km² (250,000 sq mi) including parts of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.