Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Delegation from the Institute of Arabic Language Visits Al-Hikmah University in Nigeria and Welcomes Scientific Cooperation

The institute's delegation visited Al-Hikmah [Wisdom] University on Friday afternoon, 29 Rajab, and met His Excellency the President of the University, Prof. Muhammad Tawfiq Ibrahim, the Vice President Dr. Abdul-Latif Oladimeji, and a number of the administrative staff of the university, who welcomed the delegate, held a mutual acquaintance session, and informed the delegation about the university and its programs.

The delegation became acquainted with all the arrangements undertaken by the committee responsible for organizing the course at the halls of the College of Law. They reviewed the technical and administrative needs of the course. Next, His Excellency the President of the University expressed his assured wish to commence scientific cooperation with Umm Al-Qura University. His Excellency the Dean of the Institute welcomed this cooperation, after submitting the appropriate application to the Saudi embassy in Abuja. He then offered souvenirs to the university.

The course began, by the grace of Allah, at Al-Hikmah University in Ilorin on Saturday morning, 1 Sha`ban. More than 100 trainers, including judges, lawyers, academic staff, and teachers from Kwara state and its neighboring areas, participated in this activity on Sunday, 2 Sha`ban.

Moreover, the delegation from the institute visited Al-Jami` Al-Kabir [Grand Mosque] in Ilorin state. It is considered to be the largest mosque in an African non-Arabic state. The capacity of the mosque, including the yards, amounts to 10 thousand worshipers. It is near Emirate palace. Next, the delegation was received by Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdul-Hamid Al-Malawi, the deputy of the grand Imam of the mosque. He is one of the earliest graduates of the Islamic University in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarrah. He was offered a souvenir from the representatives of the institute.

The delegation then met the graduates of the Saudi universities participating in the course on the sidelines of the activity, amounting to about 20 graduates from those who work in several universities and schools at Kwara state. The delegation gathered data forms of the participants to be able to communicate with them.