KUNA: A Saudi official praises the efforts of Muhammad Al-Sharekh in serving Arab and Islamic culture – culture, arts and literature

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Press conference of the Governor of the Saudi Digital Government Authority
Press conference of the Governor of the Saudi Digital Government Authority

RIYADH – March 7 (KUNA) — The Governor of the Saudi Digital Government Authority, Ahmed Al-Sawyan, on Thursday praised the efforts of the late Chairman of Sakhr Company, Muhammad Al-Sharekh, in serving Arab and Islamic culture.
In his speech during the (LEAP 2024) international technical conference, Al-Suwayyan expressed his condolences to the State of Kuwait on the death of Al-Sharekh, saying, “Kuwait has lost one of its most prominent loyal men who contributed to raising the country’s name in various international and Islamic forums. He was the first to produce a computer program for the Holy Qur’an and wrote the nine hadiths in the language.” English”.
Al-Suwayyan reviewed some of Al-Sharekh’s achievements, such as updating the Islamic information archive, which includes the Holy Qur’an, the Encyclopedia of Noble Hadith, the Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence, and an electronic dictionary, among many other Islamic and Arab information programs and databases. The late Al-Sharekh is considered the first to introduce the Arabic language to computers in history. He also developed the automatic reader, automatic translation, and automatic speech, and he was the founder and president of (Sakhr Company).
The deceased received the State Appreciation Award in 2018 in Kuwait and the “Service to Islam” award from the King Faisal Award in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2021. (The End) KNSH/AMS

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