Crowning the winners of the Abdullah Al-Faisal International Prize for Arabic Poetry


The advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, crowned the winners of the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal International Prize for Arabic Poetry in its second session, the value of one million riyals distributed in 4 branches.

Speech by Khaled Al-Faisal

Peace and mercy of God

My brother Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal, may God have mercy on him.

I read myself in it one day ..

I read myself to him today ..

I adore classical Arabic ..

I write poetry colloquially.

Let me if you are ambivalent ..

I am a human being ..

Mister my brother, my life professor

She taught me the weight of storytelling before poetry

If you may, Mister poetry, my poetry

You see it as a souvenir of your meanings

I owe you the tongue of my heart and mind

What happens and what is after

You taught me while I do not

She guided me while I was confused in the days

You opened your chest for me and fed my chest

And I attributed it to knowledge and custom

And you stretched out your right hand to me from the day I was young

And it took me from childhood to old and old

And you sat me in the science council Badri

In a think tank, stop it and run

And I was watered by a spring of generosity running

It has riser, descendant, and supreme

And I heard the hymn of glory prevail

From your first grandfather to the offspring of the righteous

I saw the modern end of my life, and I watched the stage before the curtains were raised

Were it not for that time, my mind would baffle me

And without you Majali, patience is a measure

I wish to express your beauty and thanks

There is no doubt my money is worth it, nor is it car

My hair is limited, oh people I feel my excuse

Please sea, poetry, a train

Personalities of the Year

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal honored the personalities of the year for the award, namely, the Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, and the Minister of Education, Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal crowned the winners, namely the poet Abdul Latif bin Yousef Al-Mubarak from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, winner of the Poetry Experience Branch prize of half a million riyals, and the poet Syed Muhammad Abdul Razzaq from the Arab Republic of Egypt who won the theatrical poetry branch award for his play “The Last Pawn” and its value is 200 thousand riyals, And the winner in the sung poem branch of the song “Damascus”, whose value is 200 thousand riyals, is the poet Haifa bint Abdulrahman al-Jabri, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as the winner for the best initiative in the service of Arabic poetry with a value of 100,000 riyals, which is the Prince of Poets program from the United Arab Emirates.

a decent position

The President of Taif University, Dr. Yusef Asiri said in his speech, “Allow me, in my name and on behalf of Taif University, to extend my highest gratitude and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz for his blessing of this award to gain its special and prestigious position, and we raise the most sincere thanks to the position of his faithful crown prince for what the culture is experiencing.” Saudi Arabia is developing and prospering, and we also raise the highest verses of congratulations and congratulations to your honorable highness on the occasion of choosing the scientific personality of the year for the conference of the Islamic World Organization for Education, Science and Culture, which is a well deserved honor. The major is being done by members of the Academy Board of Trustees.

Research and publication

Asiri mentioned that at the level of research, publishing and activities, the Academy is now overseeing the implementation of a group of pioneering cultural projects, including: a project to translate selected texts of a hundred Saudi poets into English and French, and the implementation has actually begun to translate the poetry of Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal, and fifty poets in the first phase, and the start In working on a report on the state of Arab poetry under the name (poetry and technology), and the hypothetical scientific conference for poetry music, which will be held on the first of next April with the participation of a group of Arab scholars, as well as printing four critical books drawn from the book (poet Abdullah al-Faisal between feelings of deprivation and estrangement of the soul) and activating A literary forum for university students under the name of “The Balcony of Poetry”, in which more than two hundred students have participated so far. He added that we are pleased today to announce the launch of the third season of the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Prize for Arabic Poetry, and from this moment we will start receiving applications to participate in the four branches. Dr. Mansour Al-Harthi, Director of the Academy of Arab Poetry, said, “During this award, which grows by doubling the number of participants and by the large number of followers and well-wishers, then the award team imbibes all the meanings of loyalty that your Highness carried towards his late icon Abdullah Al-Faisal, may God have mercy on him.”

The importance of the award

Poet Sayed Abdel Razek, winner of the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Prize for Theatrical Poetry, said, “The importance of the award lies in several points. First, it is an international award held by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to its international cultural weight, as well as the fact that the award is sponsored by the poet Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and bears the name of the literary Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal. This has great weight locally and internationally, and its international media momentum, and its importance in the literary scene, and the award is issued by the Academy of Arab Poetry, and therefore it is an academic award that honors creativity as it bears two great aspects for creative and academic honor, and the award deals with what other awards did not address, as it honors The lyric poem and theatrical poetry, in addition to honoring an initiative that serves the language and the path of an influential poet in his contemporaries who has his creative experience, in addition to that it restored poetic theater to its prestige and elegance, and allowed him to fly in the literary skies again, in addition to that the award monitors a material value that will have an impact on motivating Creative people to write and participate, and change the winners ’lives for the better, and he added that winning the award is a wide door for light from which the simple son of Upper Egypt reaches wide horizons through the Tham Prize. There is a great scientific name, and it represents a catalyst for the next step in his career, God willing, and it also means that there is a fair opportunity for creative people to enter the same door and prove their worth of light with complete neutrality.

Prince of poets

The head of the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, a member of the prince of poets arbitration, Dr. Ali bin Tamim, considered that the victory of the “Prince of Poets” program is one of the most important initiatives of the Committee for the Management of Festivals and Cultural and Heritage Programs in Abu Dhabi headed by Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Prize for Arabic Poetry, which is awarded annually in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a cause of pride and a cause for further development and achievements.

Creativity and beauty

Zad bin Tamim, “The program has remained throughout its past eight seasons, and with the support of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, he pays all his attention to creativity, beauty and originality, and what increases us honor, pride and pride is that the award came with the blessing of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and under the patronage of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, a great supporter of the values ​​of originality and contemporary and the owner of pioneering initiatives in the service of Arab and Arab poetry, which is a component of the civilized identity, which contributes to the promotion and sustainability of Arab cultural development, and the values ​​of tolerance, harmony and love are only one of the aspects of a vibrant language. Which is considered a strong basis in the vision of the Prize’s patron Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, in addition to his belief in the ability of Arabic poetry to regenerate, rise and influence positively, and his adoption of Arabic arts and aesthetics as a concept, practice, support and development.

Creativity approach

Bin Tamim added: “The Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Prize for Arabic Poetry has gained a prominent place among the Arab Awards, as it is unique and because it covers an important aspect of poetic creativity. It was also distinguished by its wisdom in the approach to creativity. In all this it stems from objectivity and integrity and adopts initiatives and poetic forms. The head of the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language concluded by saying that we are in the program of the Prince of Poets, a committee, arbitrators and poets. On the positive effect on the contemporary Arab poetry movement and on the taste of the Arab recipient, there is no doubt that this victory restores serious programs that create a culture capable of confronting the forces of extremism and militancy, because it liberates the mind and taste from monism, negativity and mental and cognitive lethargy.

Dime the sword

The winner of the Theatrical Experience Prize, the poet Abdul Latif Al-Youssef, said: “Winning the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Prize has three aspects, each of which makes me happy. It is distinguished by itself and exceeds the rest of the arts, and the third is that it is sponsored by Dayem Al-Sword, the poet Khaled Al-Faisal, who I grew up on his poems and is now authorizing me as a poet.

The aesthetics of language

Haifa Al-Jabri, the winner of the Song of the Poem Prize, said that this branch restores the song’s glow and its cultural and artistic standing, as well as stimulates poets to highlight the aesthetics of the classical Arabic language and achieves the ultimate goal of strengthening the Arab identity in our current and future generations.

Winners of the award branches

Poet Abdul Latif Bin Yusuf Al-Mubarak – The Poetic Experience Branch (half a million riyals)

Poet Syed Muhammad Abdul Razzaq – Theatrical Poetry Branch (200,000 riyals)

Poet Haifa Bint Abdulrahman Al-Jabri – the sung poem about the song “Damascus” (200 thousand riyals)

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