Dr. Bandar bin Fahd Al-Suwailem, secretary-general of the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an

Dr. Bandar bin Fahd Al-Suwailem
Updated 21 June 2019
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Dr. Bandar bin Fahd Al-Suwailem, secretary-general of the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an

Dr. Bandar bin Fahd Al-Suwailem has been the secretary-general of the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an in Madinah since January 2019.

He is a professor at the comparative jurisprudence department of the Higher Judicial Institute at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, and has also been an adviser to the rector of the university.

Al-Suwailem was previously undersecretary for cultural relations at the Ministry of 

Higher Education, and was the head of the Islamic studies department at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in Virginia, in the US.

He is also a certified arbitrator for the Saudi Ministry of Justice on financial and commercial disputes, and is a published author of several books and academic papers.

He received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in Islamic jurisprudence and comparative jurisprudence from Imam Muhammad University.

Recently, the Saudi Press Agency reported that the Mushaf Al-Madinah mobile application (app) reached 1,538,000 users on Google Play following its launch during the holy month of Ramadan. Apple platform users, meanwhile, reached 1,489,000.

The app provides a digital version of the Qur’an by the King Fahd Complex, in 12 languages including English, Indonesian, Urdu, Persian, Turkish, Spanish, French and German.

Al-Suwailem said that the app comes in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 program, and is an unprecedented service throughout the Islamic world.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh