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The International University Africa: accomplished 50 years serving Islam and the Muslims in the world.


In the presence of HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince of Makkah Region, the chairman of the King Faisal International Prize Authority, the General Secretariat of the Award today announced the winners of its 41st session meeting in its five branches: Service of Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language as well as Arabic Literature and its Science, during the ceremony held at the Grand Prince Sultan Hall at Al Faisaliyya Hotel in Riyadh.

HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince of Makkah Region, thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and His Highness the Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman for preserving the King Faisal Foundation and the King Faisal Award for attention and care.

On his react, the Secretary-General of the Award, Dr. Abdul-Aziz Al-Sabil, gave a statement of the General Secretariat of the Award and the names of the winners of this year's award. The selection committee decided to award the King Faisal Prize for Service of Islam this year to the International University Africa in Sudan, in recognition of the University's efforts in serving Islam, teaching its provisions and spreading the Arabic language in sub-Saharan Africa.

Selection committees have worked during their meetings of selected winners in the branches of Islamic studies, Arabic language, literature as well as medical practices and science. Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Chairman of the King Faisal Prize Authority, presided over the selection of the winner of the Service of Islam Award on Tuesday 8 January 2019.

The point of chosen by the General Secretariat of the Award this year are as follows:

The subject of "Studies in the Purposes of Sharia" for the Islamic Studies Award, "Arabic Language and the present Challenges” is the subject of the Prize for Arabic Language and Literature, while the prize for medicine addresses the subject of biological osteoporosis.

About the Award

The King Faisal Prize was established in 1397 AH / 1977. It is one of the centers of the King Faisal Foundation, founded by the Families of King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz, may almighty Allah have mercy on him, in 1976 to commemorate their father.

Awarded for the first time in 1399 AH / 1979 was in three branches, namely: the service of Islam, Islamic studies as well as Arabic literature.

In 1401 AH / 1981 the Board of Trustees of King Faisal Foundation decided to add two branches to the three branches of the King Faisal Prize, one in medicine and the other in science.

The Medical Branch Award was awarded for the first time in 1402 AH / 1982, while the Science Branch Award was awarded for the first time in 1404 AH / 1984.

The prize is mainly aimed at rooting Islamic ideals and values ​​in social life, achieving the common good of Muslims, contributing to human capacity, and enriching the best of human thought.