This morning witnessed the launching of the sessions of the Charitable Work Conference: its purposes, rules, and applications. The conference is organized by Umm Al-Qura University, represented by the College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, from 2-3 Safar 1441 A.H., in partnership with Al-Huda Center for Shari`ah Studies for Charitable Activities, in King Abdul Aziz Historical Hall in Al-Abdiyyah.
The first session, which was headed by the Secretary General of the Higher Advisory Committee for Shari`ah-Related and Regular Disciplines at UQU, Dr. Ghazi Al-Utaibi, discussed three academic papers on the theme of Islamic legal purposes of charitable work. In the session, Dr. Yasir Hawsawi talked about the institutional work and its impact on charity work in light of the legal purposes, and Dr. Haifaa Bakhshwin tackled the purposes that should be considered in charity work, taking the moral purposes as an example. The session was concluded with the paper of Dr. Kamal Ladraa that dealt with the role of charity work in the embodiment of the purposes of the Islamic Shari`ah.
The second session which was headed by a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Muslim World League, Dr. Ali Al-Hakami, discussed three academic papers. In this session, Dr. Abdul-Karim Banani discussed the contribution of charitable work in preserving human life: A Study on the Rules of Nazhar and Tanzil [Theoretical Approach and Real-Life Applications]. Dr. Abdul-Qadir Daoudi talked about the impact of considering the Shari`ah purposes in investing and directing charity work, while the title of the third paper presented by Dr. Enaam Al-Dulaijan was: The Contribution of Charitable Work Institutions in Establishing Islamic Shari`ah Purposes.
The President of Al-Jouf University, Prof. Ismail Al-Bushra, headed the third scientific session in which four papers on the role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in serving charitable work were discussed. In this session, Dr. Samer Al-Jetaily tackled the role of the kingdom in relief and charitable work throughout the world. Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Ghani spoke about the role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in serving charitable work in the Horn of Africa, and Dr. Muhammad Hani presented a paper about the role of Saudi international charity projects in considering the Shari`ah purposes of charity work in the poor and less developed countries. The session concluded with the paper of Dr. Lylia that talked about the efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in serving charitable work abroad.