Major Saudi award honors excellence in nonprofit sector

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The award has ethical dimensions reflected in the use of King Abdul Aziz’s name in the award as well as the patronage of the Saudi king. (SPA)
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The award has ethical dimensions reflected in the use of King Abdul Aziz’s name in the award as well as the patronage of the Saudi king. (SPA)
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The award has ethical dimensions reflected in the use of King Abdul Aziz’s name in the award as well as the patronage of the Saudi king. (SPA)
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The award has ethical dimensions reflected in the use of King Abdul Aziz’s name in the award as well as the patronage of the Saudi king. (SPA)
Updated 09 January 2019
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Major Saudi award honors excellence in nonprofit sector

  • The award has ethical dimensions reflected in the use of King Abdul Aziz’s name in the award as well as the patronage of the Saudi king

JEDDAH: On behalf of King Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Tuesday honored 26 recipients of King Abdul Aziz Award for Quality at a hotel in Riyadh.
The award focuses on supporting and promoting the best professional practices and institutional excellence in the nonprofit sector. It is open to both charities and other nonprofit organizations.
This award is the Kingdom’s version of the International Quality Awards. Its vision is to be distinctive and pioneering at the national, regional and global levels and achieve its objectives to improve the quality of services and productivity in the Kingdom.
The award was launched in 2007 at a quality conference in the Eastern Province, which featured 22 nominees.
The award has ethical dimensions reflected in the use of King Abdul Aziz’s name in the award as well as the patronage of the Saudi king. Therefore, winners reap the many benefits at all levels, locally, regionally and globally.


Darah sends atlas of Makkah, holy sites to US, UK

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Darah sends atlas of Makkah, holy sites to US, UK

RIYADH: The King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) has sent Arabic and English copies of the “Illustrated Atlas of Makkah and the Holy Sites” to the British Museum and the US Library of Congress to serve as a resource for scientists and researchers.
The 325-page atlas documents the history of Makkah and the Two Holy Mosques using photos and text, and has served as a research resource since its release 16 years ago. It also features historical writings by Arab and foreign Muslim pilgrims.
As part of its support for projects that serve the history of Islam in general, and the history of Makkah specifically, Darah has made the atlas available on its official website and at book fairs, including the Riyadh International Book Fair.
The publication, co-authored by Dr. Miraj Nawab Mirza and Dr. Abdullah Saleh Shawesh, comprises six units, including Makkah in the eyes of Muslim and Western painters, early photos and illustrations, and the Grand Mosque and Makkah in the days of King Abdul Aziz and his sons.
The atlas also includes a historical supplement on the development of photography since the discovery of the darkroom until the emergence of dry film, which was developed into digital cameras in 1991. SPA Riyadh
The atlas is the first publication to include early illustrations and photos of Makkah, taken by local and international Muslim photographers.
It documents the foundations of the services provided by the modern Saudi state since the reign of King Abdul Aziz, such as paving the roads leading to Makkah, providing water for pilgrims, lighting the Grand Mosque, roofing the Masa’a, making the Kaaba’s Kiswah and door, and constructing the Makkah clock.