2007 News Story

King Faisal Prize to be awarded to President Shaimiev of Tatarstan

The King Faisal International Prize for service to Islam for 2007 will be awarded to President Mintimer Shaimiev of Tatarstan, Governor of Asir Province and Director of the King Faisal Charity Foundation Prince Khalid Al-Faisal said today.

President Shaimiev was selected for the prestigious award for his efforts to revive Islamic culture in Tatarstan, including promoting Islamic teachings and values and rebuilding mosques that had been destroyed.