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Custodian of the Two Holy Places 

A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Title assumed by the King of Saudi Arabia in 1986. First used by the Mamluk and Ottoman Sultans, the title refers to the guardianship of the two holiest sites in Islam, the Grand Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina. The title was readopted by King ... ...

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