Sara bint Faisal Al Saud

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Sara bint Faisal Al Saud
Spouse Mohammad bin Saud Al Saud
Full name
Sara bint Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
House House of Saud
Father King Faisal
Mother Iffat Al Thunayan
Religion Islam

Sara bint Faisal Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian activist for women and children welfare and a member of the House of Saud.

Early life[edit]

Sara bint Faisal is a daughter of King Faisal and Iffat Al Thunayan.[1] Her full-siblings include Prince Mohammad, Prince Saud, Prince Turki, Princess Lolowah and Princess Haifa.[1]

Career and activities[edit]

Princess Sara established one of the first charitable organizations in Saudi Arabia, Al Nahda, which was awarded the first Chaillot prize for human rights organisations in the Gulf in 2009.[2] She has been the chair of the organization.[3] She also established the private Al Tarbeya Al Islamiya Schools in 1964. She is the chair of Effat University's board of founders and board of trustees.[4][5] She also serves as member of the various organizations, including Maharat Center.[6]

She was named as a member of the Consultative Assembly on 11 January 2013.[7][8] She is one of the two royal women appointed to the assembly along with Moudi bint Khalid, daughter of King Khalid.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Sara bint Faisal married Mohammad bin Saud, son of King Saud.[11][12] She has four children, a daughter and three sons.[13]


In May 2013, Princess Sara was awarded King Abdulaziz Medal of First Class for her activities.[14]



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  2. ^ Ana Echagüe; Edward Burke (June 2009). "'Strong Foundations'? The Imperative for Reform in Saudi Arabia" (PDF). FRIDE. pp. 1–23. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Board of Directors". Al Nahda. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Board of Founders". Effat University. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "10th Anniversary of Effat University" (PDF). Effat University. 10 November 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Board of Trustees". Maharat Center. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Two royal orders issued". Saudi Press Agency. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Breakthrough in Saudi Arabia: women allowed in parliament". Al Arabiya. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Friedman, Brandon (28 January 2013). "The Saudi Kingdom in Transition: Women Appointed to the Majlis" (PDF). Telaviv Notes. 7 (2). Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Royal orders amend Shura Council system and form new chamber". Royal Embassy, Washington DC. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Stenslie, Stig (2011). "Power Behind the Veil: Princesses of the House of Saud". Journal of Arabian Studies: Arabia, the Gulf, and the Red Sea. 1 (1): 69–79. doi:10.1080/21534764.2011.576050. 
  12. ^ Sharaf Sabri (2001). The House of Saud in Commerce: A Study of Royal Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. Sharaf Sabri. p. 72. ISBN 978-81-901254-0-6. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Family Tree of Sara bint Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud". Datarabia. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Saudi Arabia: Princess Sara honoured Medal of First Class". Gulf States Newsletter (946). 9 May 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.