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

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

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Nationality: Saudi Arabia

King-Salman-bin-Abdulaziz-Al-SaudThe King Faisal International Prize for The Service to Islam 2017 has been awarded to:

The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
King of Saudi Arabia

In recognition of his outstanding services to Islam and Muslims, namely:

-Unfaltering commitment to serving the two Holy Mosques and their visitors/pilgrims.

-Allegiance to the Prophet’s Sira (i.e. Life of Prophet Mohammed), sponsorship and support of the Historic Atlas of the Prophet’s Sira and its implementation by King Abdulaziz Dara (Foundation for Research and Archives), and founding of King Abdulaziz Complex for Endowment Libraries in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah for preserving Arabic and Islamic heritage.

-Dedicated endeavors to unite Arabs and Muslims in the face of daunting challenges currently unfolding in the Arabic and Muslim worlds, including the formation of a Riyadh-based Islamic military alliance to combat terrorism.

-Upholding throughout the decades unwavering Arabic and Islamic stance in support of the Palestinian issue by providing political, moral and humanitarian support to the Palestinians.

-Chairmanship and personal supervision of a number of popular committees and humanitarian societies for the relief of destitute people in several Arab and Muslim countries.

-Establishment of, and generous support for, the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aids for the provision of aid to needy Arab and Islamic countries.

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