The UQU Higher Institute for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice celebrated, on Sunday, 9 Sha`ban, 1440 A.H., the graduation of 73 students representing the second graduation class of the Hisbah diploma and the third graduation class of the Certified Trainer Diploma in the "Shari`ah Programs". The event took place at Bashraheel Hall in the female section, in the presence of the Vice President of the University for Female Student Affairs, Dr. Sarah Al-Khuli, the Vice Dean of the Institute, Dr. Eman Al-Maghrabi, the Deputy Head of the Hisbah Department, Dr. Sanaa bint Abdul-Raheem Halawani, and the Deputy Head of the Department of Training Courses, Dr. Amani bint Hamad Al-Shu`aibi.
A video presentation was shown about the institute's work, departments and programs, which included the institute's desire to launch a number of specialized programs and diplomas in the Shari`ah sciences, including the higher diplomas in intellectual security, M.A. and Ph.D. in the Hisbah Department, and the higher diploma in reconciliation. The presentation highlighted the effective community partnerships with a number of civilian and military sectors of the state by providing them training courses and programs in the different Shari`ah fields.
After that, the marches of the graduates of the higher diploma of Hisbah and the higher diploma of the Certified Trainer in the Shari`ah Programs were held. Moreover, the winners who received the first places in the "Shafi`una (Our Intercessor)" initiative, a Quran Memorization Competition for the UQU female employees, were announced.
The Vice Dean of the Institute, Dr. Eman Al-Maghrabi, said the initiative had three categories, and three financial awards were allocated for each. The first category includes: the memorization of Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) and Surat Al-Imran (The Family of Imran), the second category includes: memorization of three parts of the Qur'an, and the third category includes: memorization of one part of the Qur'an. She praised the support of the UQU Vice President for Female Students Affairs in making the initiative a success. She also expressed her appreciation of the Deputy Head of the Department of Recitation, Dr. Safiyyah Al-Qarni, and the efforts exerted by the department in the judging and nomination of the candidates.
The UQU Vice President for Female Student Affairs, Dr. Sarah bint Omar Al-Khuli, praised the efforts of the Higher Institute for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in promoting religious awareness and providing training in the Shari`ah, praising its effective role in Ta'seel (authenticating knowledge) and training in Shari`ah-related studies.