On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the pledge of allegiance to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (may Allah protect him), His Excellency Prof. Abdullah Bafail, UQU President, received the special issue of "Manar Al-Jami`ah" magazine from Dr. Salim Urijah, the Head of the Mass Communication Department. The issue was given in the presence of the Vice-President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research Dr. Thamir Al-Harbi, and also the advisor and supervisor of the office of His Excellency Dr. Hamdan Al-Ghamdi.
His Excellency requested that the journal should be published periodically to document and highlight the development movement witnessed by the University, in addition to enhancing the cognitive skills of the students of the Mass Communication Department through participation in its editing and design. He emphasized that it should be published on the website of the University.
Dr. Bafail praised the Head of the Department and the editors of the magazine for their efforts in producing the magazine in a manner appropriate to the scientific and educational status of Umm Al-Qura University.
The Head of the Mass Communication Department, Dr. Salim Urijah, expressed his appreciation of the support and directives of His Excellency the President of the University for the reissue of the Manar Al-Jami`ah magazine. He pointed out that the issuance of the first issue coincided with the fourth anniversary of the pledge of allegiance to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (may Allah protect him), after being updated with a new form and a unified policy for editing and tabulating its pages.
Dr. Urijah pointed out that the issuance of the special issue carries positive dimensions. Among those dimensions are educational ones for the students of the Mass Communication Department, as the publication enables them to experience the practical side of the art of reporting, editing, layout and photography. Moreover, he stressed that another dimension highlights the scientific and research movement of Umm Al-Qura University, in various fields. He then praised the support provided by the Dean of the Social Sciences College, Dr. Adnan Al-Harbi, for the activities of the Department.