King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) recognizes excellence in 5 categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and Science, since 1979

Arabic Language and Literature

It is an honor to be one of the winners of the King Faisal International Prize which is granted to the literary works for the first time. What deepens my honor is that it’s a big honor to literary work, and an awareness of its cultural role in the progress of people and prosperity of their life, at a time where the scientific accomplishments have overshadowed this truth, and the political issues and contemporary affairs of the Arab Society have taken away the required attention to literary work, thought and culture.

Speech of Professor Abd Al-Qader Al-Qet.

2016 Analysis of the Arabic Poetic Text Professor Mohammed El-Ghazouani Miftah 2016 Analysis of the Arabic Poetic Text Professor Mohamed Abdalmotaleb Mostafa 2015 Venture Towards Arabisation of Scientific and Medical Matters (Withheld) 2014 Studies on Modern Arabic Novel Dr. Abdullah Ibrahim 2013 Individual and Institutional Efforts In Writing Arabic Dictionaries Arabic Language Academy In Cairo 2012 Computer Processing of the Arabic Language: Individual and Institutional Endeavors Professor Ali Helmy Ahmed Moussa 2012 Computer Processing of the Arabic Language: Individual and Institutional Endeavors Professor Nabil Ali Mohamed 2011 Studies on Renovation Trends in Arabic Poetry up to the end of the 7th Century A.H. (Withheld) 2010 Studies Dealing with Arabic Grammatical Thought Professor Abderrahman El-Houari Hadj-Saleh 2010 Studies Dealing with Arabic Grammatical Thought Professor Ramzi Mounir Baalbaki 2009 Verification of Poetry, Prose and Anthology through 300 H – 700 H Professor Abd Al-Aziz Bin Nasir Al-Manie 2008 Terminology Issues of the Arabic Language Professor Ahmed Matloob Al-Nasiri 2008 Terminology Issues of the Arabic Language Professor Muhammad Rachad Hamzaoui 2007 Studies on Ancient Arabic Rhetoric Professor Muhammad A. Al-Omari 2007 Studies on Ancient Arabic Rhetoric Professor Mustafa A. Nasif 2006 The Arabic Language in Modern Linguistics Professor Tammam Hassan Omar 2006 The Arabic Language in Modern Linguistics Professor Abdelkader Fassi Fehri 2005 Studies on Arabic Prose in the 4th and 5th Centuries A.H.: its genres, authors and books (Withheld) 2004 Preservation of Classical Arabic to the End of the 5th Century AH Professor Hussain M Nassar 2003 Studies on the Definitions of Literary and Critical Terms of Arabic Literature (Withheld) 2002 Studies of Modern Palestinian Literature Professor Husam Aldin Al-Khatib 2002 Studies of Modern Palestinian Literature Professor Husni Mahmoud Hussein 2001 Studies Dealing with Modern Arabic prose Professor Ibrahim Abd Al-Rahim Al Saafin 2001 Studies Dealing with Modern Arabic Prose Professor Mansour Ibrahim Al Hazmi 2000 Studies Pertaining to Early Arab Literary Critics Professor Abd Allah Al-Tayyeb 2000 Studies Pertaining to Early Arab Literary Critics Professor Izz Ad-Din Ismail 1999 Comparative Studies Between Arabic and Other Literatures Professor Makarim Ahmed Al-Ghamri 1999 Comparative Studies between Arabic and Other Literatures Professor Said Abd Al-Salam Allouche 1998 Autobiographies by Contemporary Arab Writers (Withheld) 1997 Studies on the Modern Arabic Novel (Withheld) 1996 Literature Analyzing the Writings of Early Arab Travelers Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohamad Al Jasir 1995 Studies Dealing with Prominent Contemporary Arab Writers Professor Hamdi Sayyid Ahmed El Sakkout 1995 Studies Dealing with Prominent Contemporary Arab Writers Professor Mohammad Abu Al-Anwar Mohammad Ali 1995 Studies Dealing with Prominent Contemporary Arab Writers Salma Lutfi Al-Haffar Al-Kowzbari 1994 Studies Dealing with Ancient Arabic Prose Professor Aisha Abd Al Rahman “Bint ash shati” 1994 Studies Dealing with Ancient Arabic Prose Professor Wadad Afif Kadi 1993 Plays Written in Metrical or Prose Arabic (Withheld) 1992 Translations of Literary and Critical Studies into Arabic Professor Mohammad Mustafa Badawi 1992 Translations of Literary and Critical Studies into Arabic Professor Abd Alfattah Shukri Ayyad 1992 Translations of Literary and Critical Studies into Arabic Professor Mohammad Yousef Najm 1991 Children’s Literature Mr. Abd Al Tawwab Yousef 1991 Children’s Literature Mr. Ahmad M. Najeeb 1991 Children’s Literature Mr.Ali Abd Al-Qadir Al Siqilli 1990 Short Novels Mr. Yahia M. Haqqi 1989 Studies Dealing with Prominent Arab Writers and Poets to the end of the 3rd Century A.H. Professor Shaker Al-Fahham 1989 Studies Dealing with Prominent Arab Writers and Poets to the end of the 3rd Century A.H. Professor Yousef A. Khulaif 1988 Studies on Arabic Literature in Andalusia Professor Mahmoud Y. Makki 1988 Studies on Arabic Literature in Andalusia Professor Mohammad Bin Sharifah 1987 Literary Studies on Modern Arabic Prose (Withheld) 1986 Studies on Arabic Literature During the 5th and 6th Centuries A.H. Mohammad Bahjat Al-Athari 1985 Studies on Ancient Arabic Literary Criticism (Withheld) 1984 Studies on Arabic Literature During the 4th Century A.H. Mahmoud M. Shaker 1983 Studies on Ancient Arabic Literature during the 2nd and 3rd Centuries Professor Ahmad Shawqi Daif 1982 Studies on Ancient Arabic Literature from the Pre-Islamic Era to the End of the 1st Century A.H. Professor Nasir Al-Din Al-Asad 1981 Editing Literary Manuscripts from the 2nd and 3rd Centuries A.H. Professor Abd Al Salam Harun 1980 Studies on Contemporary Arabic Poetry Professor Abd Alqadir Al-Qit 1980 Studies on Contemporary Arabic Poetry Professor Ihsan Abbas 1979 Studies on Contemporary Arabic Poetry (Withheld)

About

Arabic Language and Literature topics relate to specialized areas that lead and enrich the discipline.

Prizes for Arabic Language and Literature were established in 1977 and first awarded in 1979.

One is considered qualified to win the King Faisal International Prize for Arabic Language and Literature if they have done an original creative published work on the announced prize’s topic, resulting in obvious scholastic benefits and enrichment of knowledge in the Arabic language and literature, and meeting one or more of the prize’s objectives as determined by the respective Selection Committee.

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Conditions

  • Nominations should be from Islamic institutions, universities, research centers and other learned circles. Nominations are also accepted from previous winners of King Faisal International Prize. Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties.
  • Nominated works must be published, benefit mankind and enrich human knowledge.
  • Dissertations are not accepted.

Requirements from Nominating Body

  • An official letter of nomination for each nominee separately, adequately justifying the nomination and outlining the nominee's achievements in the prize field.
  • A list of nominated works.
  • A general information form filled by the nominee; this form can be duplicated if more than one candidate is nominated.

Requirements from each Nominee

  • A typed curriculum vitae of the nominee with a list of his/her publications.
  • Six copies of each nominated work. The total number of nominated works should not exceed 5.
  • One high resolution color photo of the nominee (10x15cm).

Nomination documents and nominated works will not be returned.

Prize Components

  • A certificate written in Arabic calligraphy, describing the work for which the winner is awarded the Prize.
  • A Commemorative 24-carat, 200-gram gold medallion.
  • A sum of SR 750,000 (US$ 200,000).

Remarks

  • Nominations are judged exclusively on the basis of merit.
  • Any nomination not fulfilling all conditions and requirements shall be excluded.
  • More than one winner may share the Prize.
  • The decision of the Prize's Selection Committee is final.
  • Winners are announced during the month of January every year and honored at an official ceremony later in Riyadh.