Dating and courtship in islam
His mother, Princess Mona El-Solh, is a Lebanese Sunni Muslim, the daughter of Riad El-Solh and Fayza Al-Jabiri, making him half Lebanese.
His father, Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud is the son of the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, and an Armenian* mother, Munaiyir, a concubine of the King’s who became a favourite wife, and the mother of both Talal (1932) and his younger brother Nawaf (1933).
An admirable progressive, internationalist, and feminist to some, Prince Al-Waleed is a noxious Western influence to others.
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud is also one of the Royals with the most mixed heritage.
Yet it is still a part only, overshadowed by his own political actions.
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has the further KSA political power challenge of being the son of a Lebanese woman, and the grandson of Riad El-Sohl, a progressive, and the 1st Prime Minister of Lebanon (1943-45; 1946-51) after it achieved full independence from the French Mandate in 1943.
Session One The First Woman: A Far-Reaching Choice Over a period of two decades God repeated his promise to make a great nation out of Abram's offspring.
In the face of the king's extravagant offers, why do you think Esther plans one banquet, then another?*Although listed in numerous places as Armenian, and thus Christian, an astute reader, Khalid, pointed out in a comment, that it is more likely that the 2 concubines turned wives of King Abdul Aziz Al Saud--the mothers of some of his children including Prince Talal--were sharkassiya, members of another ethnic Caucasian (from the Caucasus) group, a Muslim one--the Cherkes or Al Sharkas (Circassian).