The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research at Umm Al-Qura University (UQU) has invited academics, researchers, and those interested in the fields of Hajj and Umrah to participate in their research and scientific papers at the 19th Scientific Forum for Hajj and Umrah Research and its accompanying exhibition, to be organized under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, in Jumadah Al-Thani, 1440 A.H. in Al-Madinah.
Meanwhile, the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, lauded the support given to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and the Heir Apparent, HRH Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in return for the scientific research and studies carried out by the Institute related to the Two Holy Mosques and their architecture and the development of the Hajj and Umrah system, which will contribute to upgrading the quality of services provided for the pilgrims and visitors and enable them to perform their rituals easily and conveniently.
He also urged the scientific committee organizing the forum to submit quality studies and programs in line with Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 in the fields of management, Hajj economics, environment, health, architecture, engineering, technologies and applications, awareness, and media, in addition to the initiatives and achievements and the participation of the community in serving pilgrims and visitors. He then lauded the support provided by the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmad bin Mouhammad Al-`Isa, to all the programs and activities of the university.
The Dean of the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research, Dr. Samy bin Yassin Barhamain, explained that the 19th Scientific Meeting for Hajj and Umrah Research is an annual scientific event which gathers specialists, officials, and workers in the field of Hajj and Umrah to provide a summary of research, studies, and proposals, exchange points of view, and benefit from the latest international technological and scientific developments, aiming for the continual development of the services provided for the pilgrims.
In the same vein, the Vice-Dean of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Studies in Al-Madinah, Dr. Ahmad bin Hatem bin Hassan Qadhi, called upon researchers, and those interested in the fields of Hajj and Umrah from both public and private sectors, to participate with their scientific papers in the different themes of the forum for this year, including management, economy, social and humanitarian sciences, environment, health, architecture and engineering, awareness and media, technologies and applications, and initiatives and achievements. He also encouraged the participation of the community in serving pilgrims and visitors, in addition to future studies within Saudi Vision 2030, to develop the system of Hajj, Umrah, and tourism.
He explained that the deadline for receiving research summaries is Safar 30, 1440 A.H., which must be posted via the forum's e-portal (hajj.uqu.edu.sa/multaqa). Research summaries or work papers must not exceed 300 words, must not have been previously published or be being considered for publication, and must be written in both Arabic and English.