The events of the "Contemporary Issues in Jurisprudence" exhibition were concluded. The exhibition was organized by the Deanship of Scientific Research, represented by Islamic Studies Research Center, and the College of Shari’ah “Islamic Law” and Islamic Studies, represented by the Department of Shari’ah, at UQU girls section in Al-Zaher, early on 3-4 Ragab, 1439 AH, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The PhD female students visualized the provisions of some issues in jurisprudence through the info-graph design; in addition to some scientific posters for research presented for Contemporary Fiqh Course, which is taught in the academic year for doctoral students.
The exhibition was under the patronage of Umm Al-Qura University, and the organization was under the patronage of Dr. Thamer Al-Harbi, vice president for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, and Dr. Abdelrahman Al-Ahdal, dean of Scientific Research, along with their follow-up to all the organization’s stages and its events; in addition to sending all the events to the competent authorities so as to obtain clearance.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr.Sarah Al-Kholy, UQU Vice President for Female Students Affairs, and attended by Dr. Hala Al-Amoudi, Dean of University Studies for Girls; Dr. Fareed Al-Ghamdi, vice dean of University Studies for Administrative and Financial Affairs; Prof. Noura Al-Muhamadi, vice dean of Sharia College; Dr. Hanadi Buhairi, vice dean of Scientific Research Deanship for Quality and Development; Dr. Sumaya Sharaf, vice dean of Scientific Research Deanship for Research Volunteering and Voluntary Research; and a group of the faculty members from all departments. They were welcomed, at the opening ceremony, by the exhibition's female supervisors, Dr. Afnan Telmisany, deputy of the Islamic Studies Research Center, and Dr. Iman Qaboos, vice dean of the Department of Shari’ah.
The ceremony was started by a Quranic recitation followed by the speech of the UQU Vice President for female Students Affairs in which she expressed her happiness with the organization of the exhibition that represents a pioneering idea in presenting Islamic Shari’ah simply and creatively, which simplifies the Shari’ah provisions and presents them in a new form in line with this era. Then, a speech was delivered the vice dean of the College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies in which she expressed the college’s thanks to the female students that initiated to organize this exhibition in this new image. She also expressed warm thanks to Dr. Afnan Telmisany, who effectively contributed to the launch of the innovations of female students in this area. On behalf of the Scientific Research Deanship, the deputy of Islamic Studies Research Center delivered a speech thanking the deanship’s leaders for adopting the idea of the exhibition and following up its organization. She also thanked the College of Shari’ah and its department, Dr. Khaled Al-Jirissy on top of them, along with his great vice dean, Dr. Iman Qaboos, for her support to hold the exhibition. Finally, she thanked all the female students that participated in the exhibition.
That was followed by the speech of the female students participating in the exhibition, which was delivered on their behalf by Ms. Zeinab Habib-Allah, a PhD student in the Department of Shari'ah at Umm Al Qura University and lecturer in the Department of Islamic Studies at King Abdulaziz University. She explained to the attendees that how the idea of the exhibition came up during the first lecture of Contemporary Fiqh Course with Prof Afnan Telmisany; whereas Banan Qadi, a student, suggested the idea of an exhibition visualizes and simplifies the issues of jurisprudence. Hence, the exhibition was organized in this outstanding image after the virtue of Allah the Almighty, and the contribution of this blessed group of female students. She concluded her speech by thanking Umm Al-Qura University, the College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies, and the Deanship of Scientific Research.
During the opening ceremony, the jurisprudence issues website, which was built by the female students participating in the exhibition, was launched. (The website link: and the exhibition account on Instagram)
Following that, the Deanship of Scientific Research, represented by Islamic Studies Research Center, and the College of Shari’ah “Islamic Law” and Islamic Studies, represented by the Department of Shari’ah, were honored for their participations in the exhibition and its events.
The first symposium “Jurisprudence Issues” began. The symposium was presented in four sessions over two days. The first session was entitled "Issues in Worship"; in which four working papers were presented on the following topics: kidney dialysis and its effect on purity, jurisprudential rulings on purity and prayer of patients with intestinal anastomosis, dry washing rule, and expansion of Sa'i area (walking between Safa and Marwa).
During the second session topic (Issues of Personal Status), four papers were presented on the following topics: the ruling of using modern contraceptives, the rule of choosing the sex of the fetus, the ruling of aborting the deformed fetus, and the milk banks.
The third session discussed the topic of "Issues of Crimes", in which three papers were presented on the following topics: the ruling on the work of DNA in criminal offenses, the articles of criminal offenses and their impact on proof, the work of women in law.
The final session was entitled (Issues of Plastic Surgeries), in which five working papers were presented in the following: the Islamic rule of the technique of eyebrows microblading, the ruling of cosmetic surgery of the nose, the ruling of cosmetic dentistry, the ruling of sex change, psychological damage and its impact on the management of cosmetic surgery.
Then, the Deanship of Scientific Research honored Prof. Afnan Telmisany, who supervised the exhibition, along with the female students participating in the exhibition.
Among the exhibition’s events, there was a training course entitled (Jurisprudential Issues: Stages & Skills) that was held on Monday, 2/7/1439 AH. The session was supervised by Dr. Afnan Bint Mohammed Telmisany. It lasted for five hours and was attended by 55 trainees. Trainees received training bags and attendance certificates.
The exhibition received more than (1600) female visitors, many of whom expressed their great pleasure in the organization of this exhibition that is unprecedented in terms of the idea and the way to put forward, and they wished to be organized annually for maximizing the benefit from it.
There was also an opportunity for men to visit the exhibition in the evening. Among the visitors were Dr. Raed Al-Asemi, vice dean of the College of Shari’ah and Islamic Studies; Dr. Mohamed Al-Sawat, director of the Islamic Studies Research Center; Prof. Mohammed Al-Aqla, former director of the Islamic University of al-Madinah al-Munawarah; and a group of the faculty members as well as postgraduate students at the Department of Shari’ah.