Abdulaziz Al-Babtain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Abdulaziz Al-Babtain

AbdulAziz Saud Al-Babtain (Arabic: عبدالعزيز سعود البابطين‎‎; born in Kuwait in 1936)[citation needed] is a Kuwaiti poet and businessman. He is currently the Head of the Al-Babtain Foundation for Poetic Creativity.

Current efforts[edit]

Al-Babtain has established and financed a number of cultural ventures including the Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain Prize for Imam Al Bukhari grandchildren, which is an annual prize of U.S. $100,000 to restore cultural bridges between the Arab Nation and the recently independent Asian Islamic states,[citation needed] and Saud Al Babtain's Kuwaiti Commission for Post Graduate Studies, which awards 100 scholarships a year for people of the Islamic Republics of Central Asia to study at Al Azhar University in Cairo.[citation needed]

He has also established the Al-Babtain Central Library for Arabic poetry,[1] which opened to the public in January 2002 and is the only library of its kind in Kuwait.

In 2004 he established the Al Babtain Translation Center[2] to support translations into and from Arabic, as a supplement to the translation project implemented in co-operation with UNESCO in Paris to translate works from Arabic to foreign languages. The Al Babtain Translation Center is directed by Dr. Mohammed Rumaihi.

The Al-Babtain Foundation for Poetic Creativity called in January 2016 for contributions to an Arabic epic on themes of peace, tolerance and love.[3]


  1. ^ "Al-Babtain Library". Official. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Al-Babtain Translation Center". Al-Babtain Prize. Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "La Fondation du Prix d'Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain pour la créativité lance une épopée poétique arabe sur la paix". Médias 24 (in French). January 13, 2016.