Saudi Arabia gifts Qur’an to thousands at global book fair

The book fair in Indonesia kicked off on Sept. 4 and will conclude on Sept. 8. (SPA)
Updated 09 September 2019

Saudi Arabia gifts Qur’an to thousands at global book fair

  • The Kingdom’s outstanding achievements in serving pilgrims will be the topic of some other works to be put on display in the pavilion

RIYADH: Thousands of copies of the Holy Qur’an have been gifted to visitors flocking to the Kingdom’s pavilion at the ongoing International Book Fair in Indonesia, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
More than 10,000 copies of the Qur’an printed in Indonesian by the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an were handed out.
The King Fahd Complex seeks to teach, print and distribute the Qur’an to Muslims in various cultural forums around the world. A total of 319,477,346 books and other publications have been distributed since the complex was established in 1984.
The Kingdom’s outstanding achievements in serving pilgrims will be the topic of some other works to be put on display in the pavilion, in addition to other scientific publications in various Islamic sciences, aiming at acquainting visitors to the Kingdom’s noble mission in spreading the true message of Islam that calls for moderation, tolerance, and the rejection of extremism.
The participation of the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance in the book fair aims to share experiences with the various participating publishing houses and scientific centers, and to support everything that serves Islamic work in general and advocacy in particular.
The book fair in Indonesia kicked off on Sept. 4 and will conclude on Sept. 8. 


Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

Updated 12 December 2019

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah, officially opened the fifth edition of the Jeddah International Book Fair on Wednesday.

The prince toured the event, at which 400 publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part, and honored three renowned figures from the local literature and media scenes: Dr. Hashem Abdo Hashem, the former editor in chief of Okaz newspaper; writer Abdel Fattah Abu Madian; and writer Meshaal bin Muhammad Al-Sudairy.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the governor of Jeddah and chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, thanked Price Khalid for his support of the fair since it was founded. He also expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support.

He added that the success of the event is the result of the hard work of a number of organizations. In particular, he wished the Ministry of Culture continued success in organizing the fair as part of its efforts to develop culture in the Kingdom as one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

Other VIP guests and dignitaries at the inauguration of the fair included Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy governor of Makkah; Prince Saud bin Abdullah, adviser to the governor of Makkah; and Prince Khalid bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Jeddah.

The book fair continues at Land of Events in South Abhur until Dec. 21.