In preparation for announcing the winners of the King Faisal Prize in its 43rd session, the General Secretariat of the Award announced the start of the meetings of their selection committees from 6 to 10 February, in order to select the winners in 4 branches of the award (Islamic Studies – Arabic Language and Literature – Medicine – Science), provided that the meetings will be completed in On the evening of February 10th, headed by the Chairman of the King Faisal Prize Board, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, to select the winner of the Service to Islam Prize for 2021.
The General Secretariat of the Award previously announced the topics of its 43rd session, which came as follows: the topic of “Endowment in Islam” for the Islamic Studies Award, and “New Rhetoric” for the Arabic Language and Literature Prize, while the Medicine Prize deals with “Regenerative Medicine in Neurological Cases”. Science this year with “Physics”.
The General Secretariat clarified that the award does not accept individual nominations or political party nominations, and only nominations from universities, bodies, scientific institutions and research centers are accepted, pointing out that the award requires that the candidate be alive, and that the nominated works be published, useful to mankind and enriching human knowledge.
The committees for selecting the winners include a constellation of specialized scholars of different nationalities, who will consider the nominated works, and then choose the winners according to the controls set by the General Secretariat for the award. The selection committee for each award includes 10 members of women and men from different nationalities and countries, who participate personally or remotely, given the current circumstances.
It is decided that His Royal Highness Prince Khaled Al-Faisal will announce the names of the award winners in its 5 branches for 2021 during an event that will be held on the evening of Wednesday, February 10 in the city of Riyadh, in the presence of a limited number of media professionals. Affiliate social network.
About the King Faisal Prize
The King Faisal Prize was established in 1977.
The prize was awarded for the first time in 1979 in three branches: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, and Arabic Literature.
In 1981, the Board of Trustees of the King Faisal Foundation decided to add two branches, one in medicine and the other in science.
The medicine branch was awarded for the first time in 1982, while the science branch was awarded for the first time in 1984.
Aiming at rooting Islamic ideals and values in social life, contributing to the advancement of humanity and enriching human thought.