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

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 Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

Updated 11 min 49 sec ago

Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

  • Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation
  • Countries will submit annual progress reports during the forum

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is taking part in the High-level Political Forum 2020, UN central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The online forum taking place from July 7 to 17 has been organized under the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: Realizing the decade of action and delivery of sustainable development.”
Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation comprising representatives of several government agencies.
During the forum, the annual progress report on the sustainable development goals will be launched, which will include the efforts of participating countries, their projects, and initiatives to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals.
Through its participation, Saudi Arabia confirms its global efforts and its awareness of the importance of the international community’s cooperation in achieving common goals.