The prize is given to people who have contributed to service to Islam, Islamic studies, Arabic language and literature, science, or medicine.
Rabat – A Moroccan professor at Mohammed V University of Letters and Human Sciences, Abdelali Mohamed Oudghiri, has won the 2019 King Faisal International Prize for his contributions to Arabic language and literature, alongside Egyptian Mahmoud Fahmi Hijazi, a professor at Cairo University’s Faculty of Letters.
Saudi King Salman Ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud handed out the prize in a ceremony at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh on Sunday. Morocco’s ambassador in Riyadh, Mustapha Mansouri, attended the event.
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The King Faisal Foundation sponsors the annual award, which is dedicated to people whose contributions make a positive difference.
The foundation, which was founded in 1976, awards $200,000 prizes in five categories: Service to Islam, Islamic studies, Arabic language and literature, science, and medicine.