HRH Prince Khaled Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Mecca Province and Consultant of His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, received 14 books published by King Salamn Bin Abdulaziz Chair for Historic Makkah Studies at the Makkah Emirate headquarters on Monday 23rd Muharram 1438H. HRH received also a picture of the Saudi green flag made by the fingerprints of the students during the New-Year Students Meeting 1437/1438H from HE UQU President Dr. Bakri Bin Maatouq Assas. The event was attended by Dr. Thamer bin Hamdan al-Harbi, UQU Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Abdul-Aziz bin Rashad Al-Srouji, UQU Vice President for Educational Affairs, Sheikh Prof. Saud Al-Shuraim, Imam and Orator of the Grand Masjid (Al-Masjid Al-Haram) in Makkah, and Dean of the College of Judicial Studies and Regulations, Dr. Amr bin Taha Al Saqqaf, Dean of Student Affairs, and Dr. Abdullah al-Sharif, the Supervisor of King Salman Chair for Makkah History Studies.
During the event, HE UQU President appreciated the support and care by HRH Prince Khaled Al-Faisal for UQU’s innovative, cultural and scientific activities which served society. He made clear that UQU had many academic, innovative and cognitive programs according to Vision 2030. He also pointed out to the increasing demand on Makkah Valley products locally and in Gulf Countries.
Dr. Amr Al Saqqaf, Dean of Student Affairs, added that the teamwork of the Deanship was the first to have the idea of the green flag picture. It aimed at accentuating patriotic values through stamping green fingerprints of 10 thousand students who attended this year’s meeting.
On the other hand, Dr. Abdullah al-Sharif, the Supervisor of King Salman Chair for Makkah History Studies, stated that the books were considered the second group among the 20 books published by King Salamn Bin Abdulaziz Chair for Historic Makkah Studies. The 20 books included 54 published researches and 16 finished and unfinished research projects. He noted that the topics of the Chair’s publications varied among politics, society, economy and systems. Besides, the publications included studies about historic minerals, Islamic heritage, and historic ages in Makkah; the studies also documented KSA’s efforts to develop Makkah and pilgrimage by providing the highest level of services to the pilgrims.