JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday.
The award, in its third year, is considered one of the most important in promoting the values of moderation and combating extremism, both internally and externally.
It is the first award in the field of moderation. It is a confirmation of the approach adopted by Saudi Arabia of moderate thought and shows the efforts of the Kingdom to fight extremist ideas and promote the values and applications of moderation.
The 2018 moderation award was presented to the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, for his efforts in promoting moderation and highlighting the Saudi moderation approach in international forums.
The award aims to promote five key concepts in society: To highlight the true image of the Kingdom in the field of moderation, support efforts in the field of moderation, encourage initiatives promoting a culture of moderation, in addition to raising awareness about the importance of moderation in all areas of life and supporting and highlighting efforts of individuals, groups or bodies and institutions that aim to promote the concept of moderation.
The moderation award stems from the vision of Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, who has said: “No to extremism, no to takfir (pronouncement that someone is an unbeliever), no to Westernization, yes to moderation in thought, politics, economy and culture. It is Islam and civilization; it is the course of Saudi moderation.” SPA Jeddah