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King Faisal Prize
Awarded forExceptional Achievements in
Service to Islam
Islamic studies
Arabic Language and Literature
CountrySaudi Arabia
Presented byKing Faisal Foundation
Reward(s)US$ 200,000 and a gold medal[1]
First awarded1979

The King Faisal Prize (Arabic: جائزة الملك فيصل‎, formerly King Faisal International Prize) is an annual award sponsored by King Faisal Foundation presented to "dedicated men and women whose contributions make a positive difference".[2][3] The foundation awards prizes in five categories: Service to Islam; Islamic studies; the Arabic language and Arabic literature; science; and medicine. Three of the prizes are widely considered as the most prestigious awards in the Muslim world.

The first King Faisal Prize was awarded to the Pakistani scholar Abul A'la Maududi in the year 1979 for his service to Islam. In 1981, Khalid of Saudi Arabia received the same award.[4] In 1984, Fahd of Saudi Arabia was the recipient of the award.[5] In 1986, this prize was co-awarded to Ahmed Deedat and French Roger Garaudy.[6]

Award process[edit]

Designation of subjects[edit]

Each year, the selection committees designate subjects in Islamic Studies, Arabic Literature, and Medicine. Selected topics in Islamic Studies category are aimed at highlighting areas of importance in Muslim societies. Arabic Literature topics relate to specialized areas within the discipline. Topics in Medicine are supposed to reflect current areas of international concern. The Science category covers a broad range of subcategories e.g. physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology.[3]


Islamic institutions, universities and previous winners of the King Faisal Prize can nominate a person for the award. Nominations from ordinary individuals or political parties are not accepted.[7] The nominee or nominated institution(s) must be known for their leading practical or intellectual role in the service of Islam and Muslims.[8] Nominated works must be published, benefit mankind and enrich human knowledge.[8]


Winners of the Prize for category "Service to Islam" are chosen directly by the respective selection committee. For other Prize categories, pre-selection by peer reviewers is carried out, which is followed by scrutiny of the works of worthy nominees by selected referees of each discipline. Autonomous, international, specialist selection committees are then convened at the headquarters of King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh each January to make their final decisions.[3]


The prize in each of the five categories consists of:

  1. A hand written Diwani calligraphy certificate, summarizing the laureate's work.
  2. A commemorative 24 carat, 200 gram gold medal, uniquely cast for each prize.
  3. A cash endowment of SR 750,000 (US$ 200,000).

Co-winners in any category share the monetary grant. The Prizes are awarded during a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the auspices of the King of Saudi Arabia.[3]

Country standings[edit]

The five countries with most award-winners 2021 were:[9][needs update]

Position Service to Islam Islamic Studies Arabic Language
and Literature
Medicine Science Total
 USA 0 0 1 28 25 54
 EGY 6 7 23 0 2 38
 SAU 15 7 3 0 0 25
 UK 0 1 0 12 11 24
 GER 0 1 0 3 6 10

Sydney Brenner was considered to be the first Jew to win the King Faisal Award, in 1992.[10] Ronald Levy was reported to be a Jewish recipient in 2009.[10]

Winners by subject[edit]

Service to Islam[edit]

Year Branch Country Winner Name Winner Title
1979 Service to Islam  Pakistan Sayyid Abul Ala'a AI-Mowdoodi Maulana
1980 Service to Islam  India Sayyid Abul-Hasan Ali Al-Hasani Al-Nadawi Mufakkir-e-Islam
 Indonesia Mohammad Natsir Doctor
1981 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud His Majesty
1982 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz bin Baz Shaikh
1983 Service to Islam  Egypt Hasanein M. Makhlouf Shaikh
 Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman Prince
1984 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
1985 Service to Islam  Afghanistan Abel Rab AI-Rasoul Saiaf Mr
1986 Service to Islam  South Africa Ahmad H. Deedat Mr
 France Roger Garaudy Doctor
1987 Service to Islam  Nigeria Abu Bakr Mahmoud Gumi Shaikh
1988 Service to Islam  Philippines Ahmad Domocao Alonto Doctor
1989 Service to Islam  Egypt Muhammad Al-Ghazali Al-Saqqa Shaikh
1990 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Ali At-Tantawi Shaikh
 Pakistan Khurshid Ahmad Professor
1991 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdullah Umar Nasif His Excellency
1992 Service to Islam  Niger Dr. Hamed AI-Ghabid His Excellency
1993 Service to Islam  Bosnia and Herzegovina President Alija Begovitch President
1994 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Muhammad Ibn Al-Uthaymeen[11] Shaikh
1995 Service to Islam  Egypt Shaikh Gad AI-Haq Ali Gad AI-Haq His Eminence
1996 Service to Islam  Kuwait Abd AI-Rahman H. AI-Sumait Doctor
1997 Service to Islam  Malaysia Dr. Mahathir bin Muhammad Prime Minister
1998 Service to Islam  Senegal President Abdou Diouf His Excellency
1999 Service to Islam  United Arab Emirates Jum'ah AI-Majid Abd Allah Mr
2000 Service to Islam  Egypt AI-Azhar AI-Sharif -
2001 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia The Saudi Arabian High Commission for Donations to Bosnia-Herzegovina -
2002 Service to Islam  United Arab Emirates Shaikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi His Highness
2003 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation -
2004 Service to Islam  Sudan Abd ar-Rahman Muhammad Siwar Adh-Dahab Field Marshal
2005 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Ahmed Mohamed Ali His Excellency
 Lebanon AI-Hariri Foundation -
2006 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Shaikh Salih bin Abd AlRahman AI-Husayyin His Excellency
 Kuwait Yusuf bin Jasim bin Mohammad AI-Hidji Shaikh
2007 Service to Islam  Russia Mintimer Sharipovich Shaimev His Excellency
2008 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
2009 Service to Islam  Egypt Principal Sharie Society for Quran and Sunnah Scholars Cairo -
2010 Service to Islam  Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Prime Minister
2011 Service to Islam  Malaysia Abdullah Ahmad Badawi His Excellency
2012 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Sulaiman Bin Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rajhi Shaikh
2014 Service to Islam  Nigeria Ahmed Lemu Sheikh, Justice
2015 Service to Islam  India Zakir A. Naik Doctor
2016 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Salih bin Abdullah al Humaid[12] Doctor
2017 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz King
2018 Service to Islam  Indonesia Irwandi Jaswir Professor
2019 Service to Islam  Sudan International University of Africa, Khartoum -
2020 Service to Islam  Saudi Arabia The Makkah Document -
2021 Service to Islam  Kuwait Mohammed Al-Sharekh Mr

Islamic Studies[edit]

Year Branch Topic Country Winner Name Winner Title
1979 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with the Influence of Muslim Scholars on European Civilization  Germany Fuat Sezgin Professor
1980 Islamic Studies Studies on the Hadith of Muhammad  Saudi Arabia Muhammad Mustafa Azmi Doctor
1981 Islamic Studies Studies on the Role of Shari'a in the Restoration of the Society - Not Awarded -
1982 Islamic Studies Contemporary Economic Problems from an Islamic Perspective  India Muhammad Najatuallah Siddiqui Professor
1983 Islamic Studies Studies on the Quran  Egypt Muhammad A. Odaimah Professor
1984 Islamic Studies General Theory in Islamic Jurisprudence  Syria Mustafa A. AI-Zarka'a Shaikh
1985 Islamic Studies Studies and Editions on the Islamic Doctrine  Saudi Arabia Muhammad Rashad Salim Professor
 Egypt Farouk A Oesouki Doctor
 Egypt Mustafa M. Suliman Doctor
1986 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with Islamic History  Iraq Abd AI-Aziz AI-Duri Professor
1987 Islamic Studies Principles and Practices of International Relations in Islam - Not Awarded -
1988 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with Islamic Education  Egypt Muhammad Kotb Shathly -
 Turkey Mikdat Yalçın Professor
1989 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with the Islamic City  Iraq Saleh Ahmad AI-Ali Professor
1990 Islamic Studies Financial Dealings in Islamic Shari'ah  Sudan Al-Seddiq M. Al-Darir Professor
 Saudi Arabia Umer Chapra Doctor
1991 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with the Spread of Islam into an Area Outside the Present Boundaries of the Islamic World - Not Awarded -
1992 Islamic Studies Origins of Research Methodologies in Contemporary - Not Awarded -
1993 Islamic Studies Muslim Achievements in the Field of Sociology  Egypt Hasan As-Sa'ati Abd AI Aziz Professor
1994 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with Islamic Law  Egypt EI-Sayyid Sabiq At-Tihami Shaikh
 Qatar Yousef A. AI-Qaradawi Doctor
1995 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with Thematic Commentary of the Quran - Not Awarded -
1996 Islamic Studies The Life of the Muhammad  Iraq Akram Dia'a AI-Umari Professor
1997 Islamic Studies Studies on the Status of Women in Islam  Iraq Abd AI-Karim Zedan Biej Professor
1998 Islamic Studies Studies on Libraries or the Evolution of Islamic Book Craft  Egypt Abd AI-Sattar Al-Halwaji Professor
 Saudi Arabia Yahia M. bin Junaid Professor
1999 Islamic Studies Contributions to the Study, Verification
and Authentication of the Hadith
 Syria Shaikh Muhammad Nasir Ad-Din Al-Albani Shaikh
2000 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with the Spread and Cultural Impact of Islam Outside the Arab  Bangladesh Muhammad Mohar Ali Professor
2001 Islamic Studies Studies on Matters with no Islamic Legal Precedent - Not Awarded -
2002 Islamic Studies Studies into the Objectives of Islamic Legislation - Not Awarded -
2003 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with History of Islamic Economics  Sudan Izz EI-Din Omar Mousa Professor
 Morocco Ibrahim Abu Bakr Harakat Professor
2004 Islamic Studies Basics of Islamic Jurisprudence  Saudi Arabia Yacoub Abd AI-wahab AIBahussain Doctor
 India Ali Ahmad Ghulam Muhammad Nadvi Doctor
2005 Islamic Studies Defense of the Islamic State During the 5th and 6th Centuries A.H  United Kingdom Carole Hillenbrand Professor
2006 Islamic Studies The Origins of Islamic Jurisprudence - Not Awarded -
2007 Islamic Studies Muslims' Contribution to Pure or Applied Sciences  France Roshdi Hifni Rashed Professor
2008 Islamic Studies Rules Governing International Relations
During Peace and War in Islam
- Withheld -
2009 Islamic Studies Studies by Muslim Scholars on the Concept
of "Imran" (Civilization Cycles)
 Morocco Abdessalam M. Cheddadi Professor
2010 Islamic Studies Studies Dealing with Religious Endowments (Waqf) in Islam - Withheld -
2011 Islamic Studies Socioeconomic Aspects in the Islamic World
through 10th-13th Century H;
 Turkey Halil İbrahim İnalcık Professor
 Jordan Muhammad Adnan Bakhit Al-Sheyyab Professor
2012 Islamic Studies Human Rights in Islam  Saudi Arabia Professor Adnaan Bin Muhammad Al-Wazan His Excellency
2015 Islamic Studies Cultural Heritage of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah  Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Kaki Doctor
2016 Islamic Studies Muslim Geography Heritage  Kuwait Abdullah bin Yousif Al-Ghunaim Professor
2018 Islamic Studies Critical Editions of Islamic Historical and Biographical Texts  Jordan Bashar Awad Professor
2020 Islamic Studies Islamic Heritage of Alquds  Jordan Mohammed Hashim Ghosheh Doctor
2021 Islamic Studies Endowment in Islam - Withheld -

Arabic language and literature[edit]

Year Branch Topic Country Winner Name Winner Title
1979 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Contemporary Arabic Poetry - Not Awarded -
1980 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Contemporary Arabic Poetry  Palestine Ihsan Abbas Professor
 Egypt Abd Al-Qadir Al-Qit Professor
1981 Arabic Language and Literature Editing Literary Manuscripts from the 2nd and 3rd Centuries A.H.  Egypt Abd Al Salam Harun Professor
1982 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Ancient Arabic Literature from the Pre-Islamic Era to the End of the 1st Century A.H.  Jordan Nasir Al-Din Al-Asad Professor
1983 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Ancient Arabic Literature during the 2nd and 3rd Centuries  Egypt Ahmad Shawqi Daif Professor
1984 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Arabic Literature During the 4th Century A.H.  Egypt Mahmoud Mohamed Shaker -
1985 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Ancient Arabic Literary Criticism - Not Awarded -
1986 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Arabic Literature During the 5th and 6th Centuries A.H.  Iraq Mohammad Bahjat Al-Athari -
1987 Arabic Language and Literature Literary Studies on Modern Arabic Prose - Not Awarded -
1988 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Arabic Literature in Andalusia  Morocco Mohammad Bin Sharifah Professor
 Egypt Mahmoud Y. Makki Professor
1989 Arabic Language and Literature Studies Dealing with Prominent Arab Writers and Poets to the end of the 3rd Century A.H.  Egypt Yousef A. Khulaif Professor
 Syria Shaker Al-Fahham Professor
1990 Arabic Language and Literature Short Novels  Egypt Yahia M. Haqqi Mr
1991 Arabic Language and Literature Children's Literature  Morocco MAli Abd Al-Qadir Al Siqilli Mr
 Egypt Abd Al Tawwab Yousef Mr
 Egypt Ahmed M. Najeeb -
1992 Arabic Language and Literature Translations of Literary and Critical Studies into Arabic  Lebanon Mohammad Yousef Najm Professor
 Egypt Abd Alfattah Shukri Ayyad Professor
 Egypt Mohammad Mustafa Badawi Professor
1993 Arabic Language and Literature Plays Written in Metrical or Prose Arabic - Not Awarded -
1994 Arabic Language and Literature Studies Dealing with Ancient Arabic Prose  United States Wadad Afif Kadi Professor
 Egypt Aisha Abd Al Rahman "Bint ash shati" Professor
1995 Arabic Language and Literature Studies Dealing with Prominent Contemporary Arab Writers  Egypt Mohammad Abu Al-Anwar Mohammad Ali Professor
 Egypt Hamdi Sayyid Ahmed El Sakkout Professor
 Syria Salma Lutfi Al-Haffar Al-Kowzbari -
1996 Arabic Language and Literature Literature Analyzing the Writings of Early Arab Travelers  Saudi Arabia Hamad Bin Mohamad Al Jasir Shaikh
1997 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on the Modern Arabic Novel - Not Awarded -
1998 Arabic Language and Literature Autobiographies by Contemporary Arab Writers - Not Awarded -
1999 Arabic Language and Literature Comparative Studies between Arabic and Other Literatures: Theoretical and Applied Aspects  Morocco Said Abd Al-Salam Allouche -
 Egypt Makarim Ahmed Al-Ghamri Professor
2000 Arabic Language and Literature Studies Pertaining to Early Arab Literary Critics  Egypt Izz Ad-Din Ismail Abd-Al Ghani Professor
 Sudan Abd Allah Al-Tayyeb -
2001 Arabic Language and Literature Studies dealing with Modern Arabic prose  Saudi Arabia Mansour Ibrahim Al Hazmi Professor
 Jordan Ibrahim Abd Al-Rahim Al Saafin Professor
2002 Arabic Language and Literature Studies of Modern Palestinian Literature  Jordan Husni Mahmoud Hussein Professor
 Syria Husam Aldin Al-Khatib Professor
2003 Arabic Language and Literature Definitions of Literary and Critical Terms of Arabic Literature - Not Awarded -
2004 Preservation of Classical Arabic to the End of the 5th Century AH  Egypt Hussain M Nassar Professor
2005 Arabic Language and Literature Arabic Prose in the 4th and 5th Centuries A.H. - Not Awarded -
2006 Arabic Language and Literature The Arabic Language in Modern Linguistics  Morocco Abdelkader Fassi Fehri -
 Egypt Tammam Hassan Omar Professor
2007 Arabic Language and Literature Studies on Ancient Arabic Rhetoric  Egypt Mustafa A. Nasif Professor
 Morocco Muhammad A. Al-Omari Professor
2008 Arabic Language and Literature Terminology Issues of the Arabic Language  Tunisia Muhammad Rachad Hamzaoui Professor
 Iraq Ahmed Matloob Al-Nasir Professor
2009 Arabic Language and Literature Verification of Poetry, Prose and Anthology through 300 H – 700 H  Saudi Arabia Abd Al-Aziz Bin Nasir Al-Manie Professor
2010 Arabic Language and Literature Studies Dealing with Arabic Grammatical Thought  Lebanon Ramzi Mounir Baalbaki Professor
 Algeria Abderrahman El-Houari Hadj-Saleh Professor
2011 Arabic Language and Literature Renovation Trends in Arabic Poetry up to the End of the 7th Century H. - Not Awarded -
2012 Arabic Language and Literature Computer Processing of the Arabic Language: Individual and Institutional Endeavors  Egypt Nabil Ali Mohamed Professor
 Egypt Ali Helmy Ahmed Moussa Professor
2013 Arabic Language and Literature Individual and Institutional Efforts In Writing Arabic Dictionaries  Egypt Arabic Language Academy In Cairo -
2015 Arabic Language and Literature Venture Towards Arabisation of Scientific and Medical Matters - Withheld -
2016 Arabic Language and Literature Analysis of the Arabic Poetic Text  Egypt Mohamed Abdalmotaleb Mostafa Professor
 Morocco Mohammed El-Ghazouani Miftah Professor
2018 Arabic Language and Literature Studies Dealing with Autobiography in Arabic Literature  Tunisia Shukri Mabkhout Professor
2019 Arabic Language and Literature Arabic Language and Contemporary Challenges  Morocco Abdelali Mohamed Oudrhiri Doctor
 Egypt Mahmoud Fahmy Hegazi Doctor
2020 Arabic Language and Literature Linguistic Studies on Arabic in Other Languages  Australia Michael G. Carter Professor
2021 Arabic Language and Literature The New Rhetoric  Morocco Mohamed Mechbal Professor


Year Branch Topic Country Winner Name Winner Title
1982 Medicine Primary Health Care  United Kingdom David C. Morley Professor
1983 Medicine Malaria  United Kingdom Wallace Peters Professor
1984 Medicine Diarrheal Diseases  United States Michael Field (de) Professor
 United States William B. Greenough III Professor
 United States John S. Fordtran Professor
1985 Medicine Viral Hepatitis  United States R. Palmer Beasley Professor
 Italy Mario Rizzetto Professor
1986 Medicine Diabetes Mellitus   Switzerland Albert Renold Professor
 Italy Lelio Orci Professor
 Italy Gian Franco Bottazzo -
1988 Medicine Leukemia  United Kingdom Melvin F. Greaves
 United States Janet D. Rawley Professor
1989 Medicine Infertility  United Kingdom Robert G. Edwards Nobel Prize Professor
 United States Luigi Mastroianni Jr. Professor
1990 Medicine Schistosomiasis  United Kingdom Anthony E. Butterworth Professor
 France André Capron Professor
1991 Medicine Biochemical Aspects of Mental Health - Not Awarded -
1992 Medicine Coronary Artery Disease  Italy Attilio Maseri Professor
1993 Medicine Acquired Immuno-deficiency Diseases  France Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Nobel Prize Professor
 France Jean-Claude Chermann Professor
 France Luc Montagnier Nobel Prize Professor
1994 Medicine Medical Applications Of Genetic Engineering  United Kingdom Robert Williamson (de) Professor
 United States W. French Anderson Professor
1995 Medicine Molecular Immunology  Canada Tak W. Mak Professor
 United States Mark M. Davis Professor
 United Kingdom Gregory P. Winter Nobel prize Sir
1996 Medicine Management of the Premature Infant  Japan Tetsurō Fujiwara Professor
 Sweden Bengt Robertson Professor
1997 Medicine Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System  Germany Konrad Beyreuther Professor
 Canada James F. Gusella Professor
 Australia Colin L. Masters Professor
1998 Medicine Control of Communicable Diseases  United States Robert H. Purcell Professor
 United States John L. Gerin Professor
1999 Medicine Allergic Diseases  United Kingdom Stephen T. Holgate
 Australia Patrick G. Holt [de] Professor
2000 Medicine Ageing  United States Cynthia Jane Kenyon Professor
2001 Medicine Organ Transplantation  United States Norman E. Shumway Professor
 United Kingdom Roy Calne Professor
 United States Thomas Starzl Professor
2002 Medicine Pathophysiology of Chronic Heart Failure  Denmark Finn Waagstein [de] Professor
 United States Eugene Braunwald Professor
2003 Medicine Breast Cancer  Italy Umberto Veronesi Professor
 Germany Axel Ullrich Professor
2004 Medicine Invasive Cardiology   Switzerland Ulrich Sigwart Professor
2005 Medicine Tobacco Risks on Human Health  United Kingdom Richard Doll Sir
 United Kingdom Richard Peto Sir
2006 Biology of Vascular Inflammation  United States Michael Anthony Gimbrone [de] Jr. Professor
2007 Medicine Prostate Cancer  Canada Fernand Labrie Professor
 United States Patrick Craig Walsh [de] Professor
2008 Medicine Trauma Management  United States Donald Trunkey Professor
 United States Basil A. Pruitt [de] Jr. Professor
2009 Medicine Molecular Targeted Therapy  United States Ronald Levy Professor
2010 Medicine Non-Arthroplasty Management of Degenerative Joint Disease  Germany Reinhold Ganz [de] Professor
 Canada Johanne Martel-Pelletier Professor
 Canada Jean-Pierre Pelletier [de] Professor
2011 Medicine Stem Cell Therapy  United States James A. Thomson Professor
 Japan Shinya Yamanaka Nobel Prize Professor
2012 Medicine Minimal Invasive Fetal Management  United States Richard L. Berkowitz [de] Professor
 United States James B. Bussel [de] Professor
2013 Medicine The Genetics of Obesity  United States Jeffrey M. Friedman Professor
 Canada Douglas L. Coleman Professor
2014 Medicine Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Fetal Diseases  Hong Kong Yuk Ming Dennis Lo Professor
2015 Medicine Intestinal Microflora and Human Health  United States Jeffrey Ivan Gordon Professor
2016 Medicine Clinical Application of Next Generation Genetics  Netherlands Joris Andre Veltman [de] Professor
 Netherlands Han G. Brunner [de] Professor
2017 Medicine Biologic Therapeutics in Autoimmune Diseases  Japan Tadamitsu Kishimoto Professor
2018 Medicine Immunotherapy for Cancer  United States James P. Allison Nobel prize Professor
2019 Medicine Bone Biology and Osteoporosis  United States Steven L. Teitelbaum Professor
 Norway Bjorn Reino Olsen Professor
2020 Medicine Haemoglobinopathies  United States Stuart H. Orkin Professor
2021 Medicine Regenerative medicine in neurological conditions  United States Stephen Mark Strittmatter Professor
 United Kingdom Robin James Milroy Franklin Professor


Year Branch Topic Country Winner Name Winner Title
1984 Science Physics   Switzerland Heinrich Rohrer Nobel prize Professor
 Germany Gerd Binnig Nobel prize Professor
1985 Science - - Not Awarded -
1986 Science Biochemistry  United Kingdom Michael John Berridge Sir
1987 Science Mathematics  United Kingdom Michael Atiyah Sir
1988 Science Biology  United Kingdom Ricardo Miledi Professor
 France Pierre Chambon Professor
1989 Science Physics  Germany Theodor W. Hänsch Nobel prize Professor
 Egypt /  United States Ahmed Hassan Zewail Nobel prize Professor
1990 Science Chemistry  Canada Raymond Urgel Lemieux Professor
 Egypt /  United States Mostafa El-Sayed Professor
 United States Frank Albert Cotton Professor
1991 Science Mathematics - Not Awarded -
1992 Science Biology  South Africa Sydney Brenner Nobel prize Professor
1993 Science Physics  United States Steven Chu Nobel prize Professor
 Germany Herbert Walther Professor
1994 Science Mathematics  United States Dennis Parnell Sullivan Professor
1995 Science Chemistry  United States K. Barry Sharpless Nobel prize Professor
1996 Science Biology  United States Günter Blobel Nobel prize Professor
 United States James E. Rothman Nobel prize Professor
 United Kingdom Hugh Pelham Professor
1997 Science Physics  United States Eric Allin Cornell Nobel prize Professor
 United States Carl E. Wieman Nobel prize Professor
1998 Science Mathematics  United Kingdom Andrew John Wiles Sir
1999 Science Chemistry  Germany Dieter Seebach Professor
 Japan Ryoji Noyori Nobel prize Professor
2000 Science Biology  United States John Craig Venter Professor
 United States Edward O.Wilson Professor
2001 Science Physics  United States Chen Ning Yang Nobel prize Professor
 Canada Sajeev O. John Professor
2002 Science Mathematics  United States Peter W. Shor Professor
 Russia Yuri I. Manin Professor
2003 Science Chemistry  Japan Koji Nakanishi Professor
 United States M. Frederick Hawthorne Professor
2004 Science Biology  United Kingdom Semir Zeki Professor
2005 Science Physics  United States Federico Capasso Professor
 Austria Anton Zeilinger Professor
 United States Frank Wilczek Nobel prize Professor
2006 Science Mathematics  United Kingdom Simon Kirwan Donaldson Professor
 India Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan Professor
2007 Science Chemistry  United Kingdom James Fraser Stoddart Nobel prize Professor
2008 Science Biology  Germany Rüdiger Wehner [de] Professor
2009 Science Physics  Russia Rashid A. Sunyaev Professor
 United Kingdom Richard H. Friend Sir
2010 Science Mathematics  Australia Terence Chi-Shen Tao Professor
 Italy Enrico Bombieri Professor
2011 Science Chemistry  United States George M. Whitesides Professor
 United States Richard Zare Professor
2012 Science Biology  United States Alexander Jacob Varshavsky Professor
2013 Science Physics  Hungary /  Austria Ferenc Krausz Professor
 Canada Paul B. Corkum Professor
2014 Science Mathematics  Germany Gerd Faltings Professor
2015 Science Chemistry   Switzerland Michael Grätzel Professor
 Jordan /  United States Omar Mwannes Yaghi Professor
2016 Science Biology  United States Vamsi Krishna Mootha Professor
 United Kingdom Stephen Philip Jackson Professor
2017 Science Physics   Switzerland Daniel Loss Professor
 Netherlands Laurens Molenkamp Professor
2018 Science Mathematics  United Kingdom John M. Ball Sir
2019 Science Chemistry  United States Allen J. Bard Professor
 United States Jean Fréchet Professor
2020 Science Biology  United States Xiaodong Wang Professor
2021 Science Physics  United Kingdom Stuart Stephen Papworth Parkin Professor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "King Faisal Award Selection Procedure".
  2. ^ "Homepage KFP".
  3. ^ a b c d "Selection Procedure".
  4. ^ "King Khalid" (in Arabic). King Khalid Award. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  5. ^ Middle East Contemporary Survey, Vol. 8, 1983-84. The Moshe Dayan Center. p. 166. ISBN 978-965-224-006-4.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) The King Faisal International Prize - Winners in Twenty Five Years (1979-2003) Archived 2013-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, Page 25.
  7. ^ "Nomination: Service To Islam".
  8. ^ a b "Nominations: Medicine".
  9. ^ "Winner Archives".
  10. ^ a b "U.S. professor becomes first Jew to win 'Arab Nobel Prize'". Haaretz. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  11. ^ "Shaikh Mohammad Bin Saleh Al-Uthaimin". King Faisal Prize. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Saleh bin Humaid wins King Faisal Prize for Service to Islam". 20 January 2016. Archived from the original on 29 June 2016.

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