King Salman received an honorary doctorate degree from Al-Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Arab News reported on Thursday. 

The degree honored Saudi Arabia's monarch for his services to the Holy Qur’an and its sciences. 

It was presented to him by the university's director, Sheikh Sulaiman bin Abdullah Aba Al-Khail during an award ceremony held at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.  

King Salman had previously received a doctorate from a top Malaysian university

Earlier this year, King Salman also received a doctorate degree from one of Malaysia's top universities, the University of Malaya (UM). 

The degree was awarded to the king during his February visit to Kuala Lumpur. 

It came in recognition of "his efforts to promote peace, solidarity and understanding among Islamic nations and the world at large," Arab News wrote. 

The award was presented to him by the Sultan of Perak state, Nazrin Moizzuddin Shah, who is also UM's chancellor.

In an acceptance speech he gave at the award ceremony, King Salman said“The institutions of higher learning in Muslim countries must take on the challenge to produce more work that can contribute to the development of the Muslim world.” 

He was also awarded one in Egypt

In April 2016, King Salman received a doctorate from Egypt’s Cairo University, The National reported. 

The degree was granted to Salman during a five-day visit he made to the country and came in honor of his “unique services” to Arabs and Muslims.

During the ceremony, the Saudi king was hailed as a "global and pivotal figure with massive influence in the Arab and International arenas," The National wrote

He was also praised for his support for Egypt and the university.