1999 News Story 01/05/1999 1999 King Faisal International Prize Winners Announced
The winners of the 1999 King Faisal International Prize were announced today by the King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh. The winners are:
For Service to Islam, in the field of Islamic education, the prize went to Juma Al-Majid Abdulla of the United Arab Emirates.
For Islamic Studies, Shaikh Muhammad Nasir Ad-Din Al-Albani of Syria was honored for his contributions to the study, verification and authentication of the Hadith (Sayings of the Prophet).
For Arabic Literature, Professor Makarim Ahmad Al-Ghamri of Ain Shams University in Egypt and Professor Said Abd Al-Salam Allouche of Mohammad V University in Morocco were jointly awarded the prize for their comparative studies of Arabic and other literatures.
For Medicine, two researchers, Professors Patrick G. Holt of Australia and Stephen T. Holgate of the United Kingdom were honored for their work on allergic diseases.
For Science, specifically in the field of chemistry, the prize was jointly awarded to Professors Ryoji Noyori of Japan and Dieter Seebach of Germany.
Profiles, and full details of the award-winning researches, are available on the website of the King Faisal Foundation.