Saudi Arabia Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Saudi Arabia flag
Color Palette
Green#006C350, 108, 53100, 0, 51, 58
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0

The flag of Saudi Arabia has a green field with white Arabic Inscription of the Islamic Creed “There is no deity but God; Muhammad is the Messenger of God”. Under the Creed, there is a sword depicted in white.

Meaning of the Flag of Saudi Arabia

The green color represents Islam, while the sword represents the “strictness in applying justice” and the strength of the military forces in the country. The inscription on the flag is the “Shahada” or creed which declares faith stating that “There is no God but God; Muhammad is the messenger of God.”

History of the flag of Saudi Arabia

The Saudi flag in its earliest forms has been designed with green color and the creed was embroidered on it. In 1932, the Saudi Kingdom was established by joining five main states which are Hejaz, Najd, Eastern Arabia, Southern Arabia, and Riyadh.  The states were unified by King Abdul Aziz Bin Saud who established the monarchy in Saudi Arabia, and the flag was officially adopted. The flag was modified in 1971. The inscription was made smaller, and the sword became straight-bladed instead of having a curved blade.  The country is the home of Islam and has the two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Al Madina. Mecca has the largest mosque in the world which surrounds Al Kaaba. Al Kaaba is the holiest place for Islam. Prophet Mohammed’s burial place is at Al Madina where the Prophet’s Mosque is found, and so the flag has strict rules to be hoisted since it represents the holiest land of Islam.