King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz

King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur'an

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz crowned his sublime work to the service of Islam by establishing a complex for the careful and accurate publishing of the Holy Qur'an to be distributed throughout the world free of charge. He took special care of this project. Madinah, the Prophet's final resting place (Peace be Upon Him) was selected as site for the printing complex. He placed himself the foundation stone of this great Islamic project in Muharram 1403 AH (i.e., October 1982) and opened the complex in Safar 1405 AH (i.e., November 1984).

The complex was built on a 2,000 m² piece of land. It produces about 7,000,000 copies annually. It is operated by 900 employees, in addition to readers, calligraphers, technicians, workers, administrators, etc. The Holy Qur'an audio records with reading by famous readers/reciters from the Kingdom and Islamic countries are also published. The complex is quite large. In addition to producing printed copies of the Qur'an, it also has a formal translation center, which studies translation-related problems and provides suitable solutions. The complex has become a specialized Qur'an study, printing science, and dissemination center. So far, it has distributed over 10,000,000 copies of the Holy Qur'an to Islamic centers, commissions, and pilgrims, in addition to huge shipments to Muslims in the Islamic countries. This all started with the Custodian of the Two Holly Mosque, King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz.