These are all great people. Anytime in the history of a country when social, legal, and political change is brewing, the brightest stars rise to the top. There are some great heroes & heroines in Saudi Arabia and it is a pity that so many of them have been put in prison. They should be honored and brought into the government circle to bring peaceful change to Saudi Arabia. Two of the most brilliant men I’ve ever known were both Saudis — that should tell us something!
Saudi Heroes was inspired by the original Saudi hero, Dr. Gazi Al Qosaibi. These lists highlight Saudis who take stances or work hard in the unselfish pursuit of the betterment of the Saudi people. In this sentence, you’ll find links to the first Saudi heroes post, the second, and the third.
Dr. Tawfig Al Rabiah
Dr. Al Rabiah, Minister of Commerce and Industry, is famously known as “the minister of the people.” He earned this title by mainly abolishing the usual ceremony that surrounds Saudi ministerial positions. He rarely wears the black and gold cloak that sheikhs traditionally wear as a status symbol. He enters the ministry through the front door instead of using a secret back entrance. He even makes a point of taking the stairs so that both ministry employees and the general public can have access to him longer as he enters…
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