The UQU College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Advisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Emir of Makkah Region, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, is organizing the International Charity Work Conference in partnership with Al-Huda Center for Shari`ah Studies for Charitable Activities. The conference will be held to discuss (92) scientific papers during the period from 2 to 3 Safar, 1441 A.H., at King Abdulaziz Historical Hall in Al-Abdiyyah.
Noteworthy among the events today was the launching of the conference website by His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah Bafail, at his office in Al-Abdiyyah. The launching of the website was attended by the Dean of the College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, Dr. Ra'id Al-Usaimi, as well as his vice deans and Dr. Abdullah Al-Shinqiti, the Supervisor of the Media Center.
His Excellency valued the attention and care devoted by the Advisor of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Emir of Makkah Region, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, to the organization of the activities and events of Umm Al-Qura University. He pointed out that the International Charity Conference will take place in the context of strengthening and consolidating the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the domain of charitable efforts and humanitarian work, on both the local and international level. He also emphasized that the purpose of organizing such a conference stems from the university's educational and research mission.
Dr Ra'id Al-Usaimi reviewed the research papers received by the scientific committee of the forum, which totaled approximately 650 academic research studies. They were peer-reviewed by specialists in the field of charitable work in accordance with Shari`ah-based purposes. A total of 92 research studies were accepted. These studies tackled the purposes and rules of charity work, and were submitted by 33 countries, locally and internationally. He indicated that the forum aimed at highlighting and analyzing the origin of the Islamically legitimate purposes of charity work and its overall issues, along with promoting the innovative track of contemporary jurisprudence on charity work in the light of its Islamic purposes, rules, and systems.
Finally, he clarified that the participants in the conference would discuss reports of their work that fall within the scope of charitable efforts and the role it plays in community reform, as well as its legitimate purposes. This is in addition to the fundamentalist and jurisprudential rules governing charity work, its implementation according to its designed purposes, and the role undertaken by Saudi Arabia in the service of charity work.