RIYADH: ARAB NEWS
Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, distributed the Prince Naif International Prize for the Prophet’s Sunnah and Contemporary Islamic Studies to the winners during a ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday.
The winners were: Abdul Rahman bin Mualla Alluwaihek, a Saudi, for his research on intellectual security in the light of Sunnah; Muwaffek Salim Al-Jawadi and Abdussattar Jassim Al-Hayati, both Iraqis, for the second subject entitled “cultural values in Sunnah”; Raghib Al-Sarjani, an Egyptian, for Islamic studies under the heading “protection of the Islamic environment.”
Upon arrival at the King Faisal Conference Hall, Prince Salman was greeted by Deputy Riyadh Gov. Prince Muhammad bin Saad and Prince Saud bin Naif, head of the crown prince’s court and supervisor of the prize.
Addressing the ceremony, Prince Saud bin Naif commended Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman for their support for the prize.
He said the late Prince Naif had exerted great efforts in the service of Islam and Muslims. He said the prize instituted by Prince Naif would contribute to promoting Islamic research and studies on Hadith.
In a statement on the occasion, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal said the prize was instrumental in creating competition among scholars and researchers all over the world and conducting studies on contemporary issues.
“The prize is making steady progress to achieve its objectives,” he added.
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