Saudi King Salman named Islamic Personality of 2017

Source: Gulfnews | By Staff Correspondent | Published on 3rd June 2017, 4:23 PM | Gulf News |

Dubai: King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia has been named Islamic Personality of the Year, organisers 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 edition of the competition.

Ebrahim Bu Melha, Head of the Organising 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 shrines.

He stated that King Salman had made relentless efforts to unify 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 ones, hit by disasters and catastrophes,'' he said.

''We pray to Allah the Almighty to guide and enable the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to serve Islam, Muslims and humanity at large,'' he concluded.


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