Using the ideology of Wahhab, Muhammad bin Saud helped establish the House of Saud among other tribes in the Arabian peninsula. While many other tribes fought only for power and prestige, the House of Saud's use of religion differentiated them and earned respect among other tribes and build support.
Thus, Muhammad bin Saud is considered the founder of the First Saudi State. The way he set up his government has served as model for rulers of the House of Saud until the present day. The government was based on Islamic principles and made use of shura. He ruled from 1744 till his death in 1765.
||Heads of the House of Saud||Succeeded by:
Abdul Aziz bin Muhammad bin Saud