1995 News Story

Prince Faisal attends Harvard reception

Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, Chairman of the General Presidency for Youth Welfare, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday as representative of the Saudi government at the reception being held by Harvard University to honor those who have given donations for the establishment of the King Fahd Chair for Islamic Studies. During a dinner party held on Friday evening, Prince Faisal expressed pride that he had been delegated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz to attend this important event, citing with satisfaction the steady progress in the bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States ever since the era of King Abdul Aziz and President Roosevelt.

Prince Faisal stated: "The donation presented for this chair by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques arises out of his constant concern to serve Islam and the Muslims ..... and his unwavering belief that the establishment of such a chair for Islamic studies in the reputed University of Harvard will certainly benefit the Islamic cause", adding that the chair would reflect the true, bright picture of Islam for the American community in particular and the entire world in general. Prince Faisal stressed the fact that the true teachings of Islam are suited to any time and any place, because they do not contradict with modern development, in addition to the fact that Islam is a religion of love, coexistence and cooperation, which denounces terrorism and fundamentalism.