Saudi King Salman has been named as the Islamic Personality of the Year, organizers announced during a press conference on Friday evening.
The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) made the announcement ahead of the start of the 21st competition for the Holy Qur’an.
Ibrahim Bu Melha, head of the organizing committee of DIHQA, told reporters that the prestigious title was awarded to King Salman for his noble positions and tremendous contributions in the service of Islam, Muslims and the holy mosques.
”King Salman is one of the great leaders and historic trendsetters whom the Islamic Nation is proud of their distinguished services, fine traits and honorable stances,” he said.
He said, King Salman had made relentless efforts to unify the Arabs and Muslims so as to confront challenges they face.
”King Salman’s charitable and humanitarian works are countless. He extends assistance to all countries, especially Islamic, that have been hit by disasters and catastrophes,” he added.
”We pray to Allah the Almighty to guide and enable Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to serve Islam, Muslims and the humanity at large,” he said.
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