Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Visits of the Delegation of the Institute of Arabic Language During the Program for the Muslims of Nigeria

- 2019/04/07

As part of the program of the second session for the Muslims of Nigeria, some visits were made by the delegation of the institute. These included a visit to the Central Mosque at Ahmed Bello University to see the efforts of the supervising committee of the mosque, in addition to a tour of the facilities of the mosque and the stages of expansion for 2000 praying places, and the efforts to increase this number to 10,000 praying places.

The delegation also visited the Division of Arabic Language in the Department of Arts, Faculty of Education and Social Studies, in the presence of a number of administrative staff in the department. The aim of the visit was to identify the scientific efforts in the department, and the role of the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of UQU Courses, Prof. Fathul-Rahman Kuya.

Moreover, the delegation of the institute visited the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Abuja, Mr. Adnan Bustagy. The ambassador thanked them for their efforts and congratulated them on the success of the session in Kaduna. He was also briefed on the preparations for the next session in Kwara State.

During the visit, the Mr. Bustagy was presented with a commemorative shield on behalf of the university on the occasion of the presentation of the two sessions in the states of Kaduna and Kwara. They also extended great thanks to His Excellency for his keenness, guidance and continuous follow-up of all the procedures of the session. The organizing committee of the courses was honored by the employees of the Office of the Religious Attaché at the Saudi Embassy in Abuja.

Moreover, the delegation visited the Chief Justice of the Islamic courts in the state of Kaduna, Dr. Ibrahim Shikho, at the Courts Complex in the city of Kaduna. Dr. Shikho praised the training program and its impact on the category of participating judges, who also praised the program. He then submitted a formal request to the Saudi Embassy in Abuja to train cadres of the judiciary.