Can you imagine how services to Muslim pilgrims and care of the two holy mosques would be if Saudi Arabia did not exist? That is not to say Saudis want people to feel indebted, but who would serve like them? Their consecutive kings have chosen the title “custodian of the two holy mosques” instead of other glorifying titles granted to monarchs.
For a half century now, Saudi Arabia has gotten better at securing the hajj season. Meanwhile, Iran has incited its proxies to destabilize the season since the early 1980sTurki Aldakhil