Western African scholars and advocates from Saudi universities will meet at the International Scientific Forum organized by the Islamic University of Medina in the Gambia, in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs of the Gambia, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 16 17 Shawwal 1438.
The director of the Islamic University, Dr. Hatem Hassan Marzooqi, told the Saudi news agency, as he was leaving for the Gambia on Thursday, that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, since its establishment by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud Rahmtalla and to our present time, led by the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has taken upon itself the honour of serving Islam and Muslims around the world, through several means, aimed in its entirety at : To take care of Islamic Dawa, to keep track of the situation of Muslims, to develop human communities in general and to continue their good efforts; to spread the values of moderation, peace and coexistence, which are intrinsic values in our Islamic religion.
It also aims to build strong and solid relations with Islamic societies, namely, which look to the kingdom as the heart of the Islamic world, where it is honoured Allah Almighty, with the service of the Two Holy Mosques, has known its honourable positions of peace and harmony and its fight against terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestations.
He said that the forum was attended by 30 scientists from Saudi universities who were nationals of several African countries and was looking for five axes, the efforts of graduates in the service and development of their communities, the presentation of their local experiences, and the study of outstanding models and experiences.
The Forum also presents the conditions of advocacy in Africa, opportunities for strengthening and deepening efforts to strengthen Islamic unity, and the challenges that scientists may face, search for qualitative ways and mechanisms, to convey the message of Islam, to inform people of its value and tolerance, and to warn against extremism and radicalism.
The Forum examines the efforts of graduates in the area of the dissemination of science and knowledge, the promotion of cooperation and communication among graduates, the transfer of experiences among them and communication with educational, advocacy and social institutions.
He pointed out that the Islamic University always continued to upgrade its outputs and projects, and to communicate with its graduates; to find out their advocacy efforts; and to know their affairs education, to see their blessed monuments in their Muslim communities in particular, and to human communities in general, explaining that a special agency had been established to follow up their affairs under the title “The University Agency for International Cooperation and knowledge exchange”, and the chair of the Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Shaikh Scientific alumni, his message: sought to rehabilitate graduates of the Islamic University, support their scientific and advocacy efforts, and provide them with research, advisory and rehabilitative services.
The forum is attended by nine African countries: The Gambia, Côte d’ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone.