Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance is a Saudi government agency established in 1993 and responsible for overseeing Islam affairs, maintaining mosques and supervising King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur'an.[1][2] The Ministry responsibilities also include increasing the awareness of the good practice of Islam. The current Minister Abdullatif Al-Sheikh who was appointed in June 2018.[3] The ministry is also responsible for supporting the nonprofit sector as it aims at increasing the sector's contribution to the gross domestic product from 0.3% to 0.6%.[4]

Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance
Agency overview
JurisdictionSaudi Arabia
HeadquartersRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Agency executive
  • Abdullatif Al-Sheikh

International Efforts

In 2019,  the ministry implemented a project in 35 countries that aims at promoting the values of moderation and tolerance. This project includes delivering speeches, organizing scientific events and giving training courses.[4]


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