RIYADH: Mohammad Al-Sharikh, Kuwaiti Chairman of Sakhr Instrument Corporate, was once granted Tuesday the King Faisal Prize within the class of ‘Carrier to Islam’ for 2021. The Prize contains 5 classes. In a rite held underneath the patronage of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Sharikh mentioned “profitable the prize is the tip of the ambition”, appreciating those that named him for the award.
The award was once given to Sharikh for his distinguished function in supporting and planting the spirit of analysis and innovation to keep Islamic heritage thru trendy era. In medication for 2021, the prize was once given to UK Professor Robin James Franklin and US Professor Stephen Mark Strittmatter. In Arabic Language and Literature for this yr 2021, Moroccan Professor Mohamed Mechbal gained the prize.
Since 1979, King Faisal Prize has commemorated 275 winners from 43 nationalities for his or her contribution to serving Islam, Muslims and humanity. Each and every winner within the 5 classes obtains 750,000 Saudi riyals (about $200,000), a 200-gm 24 carat gold medal and a written patent together with the title of the winner and a temporary on his analysis. Kuwaiti scientists Dr Abdulrahman Al-Sumait and Dr Abdullah Al-Ghunaim gained the prize in 1996 and 2016 respectively. —KUNA