"We want this Kingdom, now and fifty years from now, God willing, to be a source of emanation for humanity and peace" – King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1975/1395AH) 


In 1983/1403AH, eight years after the martyrdom of King Faisal (May God have mercy on him), King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) was established by King Faisal Foundation (KFF) with the aim to continue with the mission of late King to transmit knowledge between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world. Since then, KFCRIS has been serving as a leading academic, intellectual and cultural hub. 

The Center’s main role is to provide a knowledge platform, bringing together local, regional, and global researchers and research organizations to produce original research in the humanities and social sciences and engage in intellectual discussion and intercultural dialogues. Moreover, its missions are not only limited to research, but the Center fulfills diverse roles ranging from publishing house and library to archives and museum. 

Al-Faisal Cultural House, the Center’s publication arm, publishes books and periodicals that explore themes and topics important to the Kingdom, Arab and Muslim societies, and the world. King Faisal Center Library offers various services to assist researchers. Faisal Family Archives preserves and raises awareness of the legacies of late King Faisal and his family. Al-Faisal Museum conserves and showcases the valuable collections of Arab Islamic arts, rare manuscripts, and the memory of late King Faisal. 



To be a wellspring of academic, intellectual, and cultural knowledge for humanity 



To enrich the local and global academic and cultural scenes with original research, excellent resources, and unique experiences 



To disseminate knowledge, facilitate academic research, and preserve our human heritage  


Five Key Roles of KFCRIS