King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was born on 31 December 1935 and is the current crown King of Saudi Arabia. Along with that he is also the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques of Islam and also the head of the House of Saud. King Salman bin Abdulaziz initially served as one of the longest deputy governor and then governor of Riyadh for a staggering 48 years from 1963 to 2011. King Salman was then appointed as the minister of defense in 2011. King Salman bin Abdulaziz was then named as the Crown Prince in 2012 after the death of his brother Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. King Salman was crowned as the King of Saudi Arabia on the 23rd of January 2015 which was following the death of his half-brother the late King Abdullah.
When King Salman became King he appointed Prince Muqrin as the new Crown Prince. King Salman is known to be a dynamic man and is known to hold traditionalist views in regard to the reforms of his Kingdom, be them political or social. In the time that King Salman has come into power he has personally seen to the fact that reforms need to be made and he himself took on the initiative by heading these development projects and reforms himself. These initiatives and his personal interest in the development and betterment of his people and his Kingdom is what have caused King Salman to gain popularity amongst Saudis of all ages.
Hence it comes as no surprise that in its eighth year of operation, the International Prize for the Serving of the Holy Quran has come together and unanimously selected the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Highness King Salman as the Personality of the Year for Serving the Holy Quran. This international prize is awarded annually by the International Commission for the Memorization of the Holy Quran. This International commission is an affiliation of the Muslim World League or the MWL and this prize is awarded to winners in 10 branches of life.
An honorary ceremony for all of the winners is to take place in Jeddah under with the complete approval and support of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz.The branches of this particular prize also include the prize for the personality of the year for serving the Holy Quran, the best college for the Holy Quran, the best model institute for memorizing the Holy Quran, the best society for memorizing the Holy Quran, the best teacher of the Holy Quran, best research in teaching of the Holy Quran, The best Quranic TV program, best magazine which focuses on the Holy Quran, best Quranic website and also a prize for the senior sheikhs for the beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran
King Salman has gained the respect and trust of his fellow countrymen in the short time that he has been King and by what we have seen we are extremely hopeful that King Salman will take the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to newer heights.
Source: Saudi Gazette
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