King Faisal Prize final preparations to announce the names of 2022 laureates

Riyadh, KSA, January 2, 2022


Selection Committees to meet at King Faisal Prize headquarters to select its laureates in Islamic Studies
Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and Science

HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal to chair committee meeting to select laureate in Service to Islam

Names Announcement ceremony to be held on 5 January 2022

King Faisal Prize is announcing the names of its 2022 laureates on the 5th of January in Riyadh. In preparation for the announcement, specialized selection committees of the prize’s 4 categories– Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and Science will start their meetings in the Prize’s headquarters on the 3rd of January 2022 and will continue until the 5th. On the 5th of January, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Bin Abd Al-Aziz, Chairman of King Faisal Prize Board, will chair the committee meeting to select the laureate of the Service to Islam prize.

The General Secretariat had earlier announced the topics of the 44th session of the King Faisal Prize in the following topics: Islamic Studies “Andalus’ Islamic Heritage”; Arabic Language & Literature “Arabic literature Studies in English”; Medicine “Gene Editing Technologies”; and Science “Mathematics”

The General Secretariat also pointed out that nominations are made by scientific institutions, universities, research canters as well as scientific and language councils, provided the nominated individual is alive and their nominated work is already published. The work should also be informative and contribute to the enrichment of knowledge for the development of humanity. Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties

The Prize selection committees include specialists, scientists, and public figures, coming from 26 different countries to meet in Riyadh and examine the nominated works to select the laureates in an objective and transparent manner, in accordance with the rules and regulations developed by the General Secretariat of the Prize

The members of the selection committee for the Service to Islam Prize, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Bin Abd Al-Aziz, Chairman of King Faisal Prize Board, include His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Hussein Ibrahim Taha, His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the President of Al-Azhar University Dr. Muhammad Al-Mahrasawi, His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Muhammadiyah League of Scholars in Morocco, Dr. Ahmed Ebadi, the President of Scholars and the General Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina, His Eminence Sheikh Husein Kavazović, His Excellency the Secretary-General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, and His Eminence the President of Fatani University Dr. Ismail Lutfi Javakia

HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal and King Faisal Prize Secretary General Dr. Abdulaziz Alsebail will announce the names of the chosen prize laureates for 2022 in the five different categories in a ceremony that will be held on Wednesday 5 January at Prince Sultan Grand Hall in AlFaisaliah Hotel in the presence of the members of the selection committees as well as a number of guests and media specialists


 :About King Faisal Prize

King Faisal Prize was established in 1977 by the King Faisal Foundation; a philanthropic organization founded in 1976 by the sons and daughters of the late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz, as a tribute to their father. The Prize was granted for the first time in 1979, aiming to recognize distinguished initiatives that instil Islamic values in the society and contribute to the development of Muslim communities as well as  the overall progress of mankind

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