His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah Bafail, honored the academic and administrative teams of the Qur'anic Guidance Chair on Monday, 8 Ramadan 1440 A.H. This took place in His Excellency's office in the presence of the University Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Thamir Al-Harbi; the Dean of the Deanship of Scientific Research, Dr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Ahdal; and the Chair Professor, Dr. Yahia Zamzami.
Dr. Yahia Zamzami reviewed the project to prepare the "World Encyclopedia of Qur'anic Guidance", and asserted that this encyclopedia is expected to include 200,000 interpretations of Qur'anic guidance, to be published in 60 volumes, and to be translated into 10 languages. Dr. Yahia also pointed out that the Qur'anic guidance has been disseminated so that 6,000 beneficiaries all over the world learned about it. His Excellency the UQU President blessed and praised the efforts exerted by the academic and administrative teams of the Qur'anic Guidance Chair, as they contributed to serving and giving attention to the Noble Qur'an and its sciences.
It is worth noting that the creation of this encyclopedia resulted in the production of six training portfolios, which were prepared to train the researchers in the skills of interpreting the Noble Qur'an and deducing guidance from it. This also resulted in the conducting of more than 70 research papers, 50 of which were presented by the chair at the Annual International Qur'anic Conference (Muqaddas VIII), which was organized by the Center of Qur'anic Research at the University of Malaya (UM) in November 2018.The chair will also participate - Allah willing - in the 6th International Conference on Qur'anic Studies and the Contemplation of the Noble Qur'an in Europe, which will be held from 6 to 7 July in Manchester, Britain. The conference will be held under the title "The Qur'anic Methodology of Building the Human," which will be organized by the European Academy for Qur'anic Studies in partnership with the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam at the University of Leeds. Next year, Allah willing, a world conference will be organized about Qur'anic guidance in partnership between Umm Al-Qura University and the International University of Africa in Sudan.