The UQU Vice-President for Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Hani bin Uthman Ghazi, received a delegation from the National Counter-Terrorism Authority in Indonesia on behalf of His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, on Tuesday, 26 Rabi` Al-Awwal, 1440 A.H. The delegation was headed by the First Secretary of the National Counter-Terrorism Authority, Dr. Asep Adang Supriyadi. The meeting was attended by the Dean of the College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, Dr. Ghazi Al-Utaibi; the Dean of the College of Da`wah and Fundamentals of Religion, Dr. Faisal Ghazzawi; the Dean of the Institute of Arabic Language for Non-Native Speakers, Dr. Hasan Bukhari; the Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Ali Al-Matrifi; and the Advisor to the UQU President, Dr. Himdan Al-Ghamdi, and his office manager. The meeting was held in the presence of the Dean of the Higher Institute for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, Dr. Abdul-Wahhab Al-Risini; and the Head of the UQU Intellectual Awareness Unit, Dr. Muhammad Al-Sa`idi, at the University City in Al-Abdiyyah.
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Hani bin Uthman Ghazi welcomed the delegation on his own behalf and on behalf of His Excellency the UQU President. He then reviewed the UQU scientific and academic roles and endeavors in the fields of research and community service, and outlined the education opportunities the UQU gives to the people of the Islamic nation from different parts of the world in the specializations of Shari`ah, Arabic Language, etc. Moreover, he shed light on the support given by the wise government led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, and his Royal Highness the Crown Prince (may Allah safeguard them) to education in the Kingdom. Dr. Hani also highlighted the opportunities they provide for Muslim students to receive an education at Saudi universities, especially Umm Al-Qura University.
Later, the First Secretary of the National Counter-Terrorism Authority and the accompanying delegation praised the efforts exerted by the Kingdom to serve Islam and Muslim issues, and appreciated in the same context the role of Saudi universities, led by Umm Al-Qura University, in offering Muslims opportunities to learn the Arabic language sciences, Islamic studies, Shari`ah, and Da`wah and its fundamentals.
The aim of the visit is to achieve collaboration and utilize the UQU's expertise and experience in the implementation of a moderate approach derived from the Islamic moderate approach, adopted by Umm Al-Qura University and the educational system in the Kingdom. This takes place under the guidance of the wise leadership (may Allah support it). In the same context, the delegation praised the UQU's learning outcomes, and specialized academic staff and experts who disseminate a sound and moderate methodology at both the national and international levels.