In awarding the Service to Islam prize, the selection committee recognizes individuals and institutions with outstanding records of service to Islam and Muslims, worldwide.
Prizes for Service to Islam were established in 1977 and first awarded in 1979.
One is considered qualified to win the King Faisal International Service to Islam Prize, if they rendered exceptional services to Islam and Muslims through knowledge and deeds, or provided other outstanding services leading to far-reaching benefits to Islam and Muslims, and meeting one or more of the prize’s objectives as determined by the respective Selection Committee.Apply now for the Service to Islam Prize
- Nominations are accepted from universities, Islamic organizations and institutions.
- Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties.
- The prize is not awarded posthumously.
- A candidate should have the leading role in providing, intellectually and practically, service to Islam and Muslims, through various acts and a variety of activities, programs, and projects having a positive impact on the Muslim community.
- Former Laureates of King Faisal Prize shall not be awarded the prize again.
- More than one candidate may be nominated, irrespective of their affiliation with the nominating institution.
REQUIREMENTS FROM NOMINATING BODY
- An official letter of nomination for each nominee separately, adequately justifying the nomination and outlining the nominee’s achievements in thesubject-matter of the prize.
- A general information form to be filled by the nominee; this form can be duplicated if more than one candidate is nominated.
REQUIREMENTS FROM EACH NOMINEE
- A CV of the nominee.
- A letter of commitment to present two lectures in his/her field of specialization, at academic institutions in the event s/he is awarded the prize.
- A recent color-photo of the nominee in 13 x 18 cm dimensions.
- A certificate written in Arabic calligraphy featuring the laureate’s name with a brief description of the work for which s/he is awarded the Prize.
- A commemorative 24-carat, 200-gram gold medallion.
- A sum of SR 750,000 (US$ 200,000).
- Nominations are judged exclusively on the basis of outstanding service to Islam and Muslims.
- Any nomination not fulfilling all conditions and requirements shall be excluded.
- More than one laureate may share the Prize.
- The decision of the Prize’s Selection Committee is final.
- Nomination documents shall not be returned.
- Laureates will be announced in January 2020, and the prizes will be presented at an official ceremony later in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- All required documents must be received no later than March 31st, 2019