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.