Riyadh, A prize selection committee for King Faisal Prize for Service to Islam, headed by Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region and Chairman of King Faisal Prize Board, will meet tomorrow to select the 2021 King Faisal Prize laureate in the Service to Islam category, one of the Prize’s five categories.
The committee will comprise Kabine Komara, Former Prime Minister of Guinea; Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation; Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League; Dr. Ahmed Abbadi, Secretary General of the Muhammadiyah Association of Scholars in Morocco; and Dr. Khalid Mathkour Al-Mathkour, Member of Shariah Faculty at Kuwait University.
The Service to Islam prize reflects the primary objectives of the King Faisal Prize in honoring institutions or individuals that have excelled in serving Islam and Muslims.
Following the Service to Islam selection committee meeting tomorrow, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the names of the laureates in all the five Prize categories in Riyadh. The event will be streamed live at 8:00 pm (Riyadh time) through the King Faisal Prize’s website and its social media platforms (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook). In line with current social distancing restrictions, the number of press personnel attending the ceremony will be limited accordingly.
Previous laureates in the Service to Islam category of the King Faisal Prize have included heads of states and scholars, as well as some distinguished institutions. To qualify for the prize, an individual or an institution should have rendered exceptional services to Islam and Muslims through knowledge and deeds or provided other outstanding services that offer far-reaching benefits to Islam and Muslims.
Source: Saudi Press Agency