DUBAI 4 June 2017: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, has been named the Islamic Personality of the Year of the 21st edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (Dihqa).
King Salman is one of the prominent figures of the Islamic world who have exerted their energies and resources to develop Islamic work, said Ibrahim Mohamed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of Dihqa Organising Committee, said Wam.
Bu Melha said, “The Award has honoured a long list of esteemed Islamic characters and entities over the last 21 years in appreciation to their shiny records in serving Islam, Muslims and Holy Quran worldwide.”
King Salman bin Abdulaziz is of a well-known family highly acknowledged for long serving the Two Holy Mosques and their visitors, and facilitating the Hajj and Umrah affairs, he added.
“King Salman, with his tireless effort, great services in this regard, as well as his noble traits and stands, is on top of that list of historic leaders whom the Islamic nation is so proud of.”
The honour of serving the Two Holy Mosques and sacred places for Muslims from across the globe was the most important of such exceptional services he assumed, he underlined, and added, “These are apart from his support to moderate and tolerant Islamic work that goes with the supreme tolerant goals of the Islamic Sharia’a and as directed by Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him).”
The well-deserved honouring will definitely satisfy and bring happiness to the lovers of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, he noted.
By Rajive Singh