King Faisal Prize

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King Faisal Prize
Awarded forExceptional Achievements in
Service to Islam
Islamic studies
Arabic Language and Literature
CountrySaudi Arabia
Presented byKing Faisal Foundation
Reward(s)US$ 200,000 and a gold medal[1]
First awarded1979

Launched by the King Faisal Foundation and granted for the first time in 1979, the King Faisal Prize recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five major categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, and Science. It's the most prestigious Award of the Muslim World.

It's aim is to benefit Muslims in their present and future, inspire them to participate in all aspects of civilization, as well as enrich human knowledge and develop mankind. KFP winners are evaluated only based on merit and their works are accurately examined by specialized selection committees. The strict selection procedure meets international standards, and many of the laureates who have been awarded the prize went on to receive other prestigious prizes.

Reference[change | change source]

  1. "King Faisal Award Selection Procedure". Archived from the original on 2015-05-03. Retrieved 2021-09-10.

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