King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) recognizes excellence in 5 categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and Science, since 1979

Professor Bashar Awad

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Topic: Critical Editions of Islamic Historical and Biographical Texts


Nationality: Jordan

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Professor Bashar Awad is a Jordanian who was born in 1940 in Alazamyah northern Bagdad. He obtained his PhD from Bagdad University in 1976.

He has assumed many academic and administrative positions during his career, he was president of Bagdad University and as a member many Islamic counsels.

He has published many books and articles in his field in addition to training many graduate students and attending conferences he has been awarded many awards and honors in recognition of his great effeorts.

Professor Bashar Awad, was awarded the prize, For reasons that include:

  • The broad historical and geographical view he adopted in his editing studies which covered the works of Hadith and history scholars as well as the most famous Islamic figures;
  • His works have set the foundations for rules and principles governing the practice of editing, which have brought this field closer to becoming a science based on precision, integrity and extensiveness. This was made possible thanks to his solid background in Koranic, Hadith and Arabic language studies, qualities which reflected in his teachings and supervisory contributions.

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