Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

The Higher Advisory Committee for Shari`ah-Related and Regular Disciplines Holds Its First Meeting

During its first meeting, which was held today, Sunday, the Higher Advisory Committee for Shari`ah-Related and Regular Disciplines discussed a number of topics related to the development of the Shari`ah-related and regular curricula, in order to achieve comprehensive quality in line with the sound Shari`ah-related stream. The meeting was held in King Faisal Hall in Al-Abdiyyah, and was headed by the Advisor at the Royal Court and a member of the Council of the Senior Scholars, Prof. Salih bin Humaid.

The Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Salih bin Humaid, called the attendees to work according to a scientific methodology to develop the quantity and quality of the curricula of the Shari`ah-related and regular sciences. He added that this should be implemented in conformity with the recent developments and changes, and in a manner that fulfills the needs of the society and the students.

The member of the committee and the Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Sattam Al Saud, stressed the importance of treating the educational curricula of the Shari`ah-related and regular disciplines as well as the study hours in a way that is in line with the new developments and requirements of the era. He also pointed out the importance of applying an effective administrative system at the Shari`ah-related and regular colleges.

His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah Bafail, indicated that the committee has been formed with the aim of supervising the project to develop the Shari`ah-related and regular studies and disciplines. This project should be implemented in a manner that achieves the true concept of Islamic moderation, and enhances integration between Shari`ah-related and other regular disciplines. Moreover, this project should offer the students of the Shari`ah-related and regular colleges further job opportunities in the labor market and also develop the outputs of these colleges, in line with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.

The committee discussed comparisons between the UQU College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies and the UQU College of Judicial Studies and Regulations, on the one hand, and their counterparts at Tabuk and Hail universities, on the other hand. The committee also discussed the project to develop the Shari`ah-related and regular curricula by achieving integration between the cognitive and practical courses, and developing the scientific research mechanisms in the jurisprudential and judicial fields.