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 should be from Islamic institutions or centers as well as universities. Nominations are also accepted from previous winners of King Faisal International Prize. Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties.
- The nominee or nominated institution(s) must be known for their leading practical and/or intellectual role in the service of Islam and Muslims.
Requirements from Nominating Body
- An official letter of nomination for each nominee separately, adequately justifying the nomination and outlining the nominee's services to Islam and Muslims.
- A general information form filled by the nominee; this form can be duplicated if more than one candidate is nominated.
Requirements from each Nominee
- A typed curriculum vitae of the nominee.
- One high resolution color photo of the nominee (10x15cm).
Nomination documents will not be returned.
- A certificate written in Arabic calligraphy, describing the work for which the winner 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 winner may share the Prize.
- The decision of the Prize's Selection Committee is final.
- Winners are announced during the month of January every year, and honored at an official ceremony later in Riyadh.