His Excellency a Member of the Council of Senior Scholars and Advisor to the Royal Court, Dr. Salih bin Humaid, emphasized Umm Al-Qura University's distinction in the fields of Shari`ah sciences in general, and judicial studies in particular, and its inclusion of training in its programs and the submission of academic research to academic journals, as modern educational techniques. He noted the need of the Islamic community for entities that contribute in qualifying students to be able to apply judicial sciences based on correct concepts, in a way that benefits our religion and serves our country.
This came against the background of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Qabas Endowment Foundation, Dr. Saleh bin Humaid. This MoU aims to exchange experience and research projects in the fields of judicial sciences, and to work to develop and implement training programs and plans by holding scientific conferences and lectures. It also contributes to the exchange of sources of knowledge and digital scientific resources between the two sides.
Dr. Saleh bin Humaid, in a lecture entitled, "Building the Judicial Personality", organized by the College of Judicial Studies and Regulations today, briefed the ethical features and duties of the judicial staff; stressed the use of strictness as a requirement in the field of justice, provided that it is coupled with leniency at the time of litigation; and noted that sentences should be given for the cases at hand without hesitation, so long as the sentence is clearly correct.
The member of the Council of Senior Scholars defined, to the male and female students of the university and its staff, some key concepts of the judiciary and its sciences, and explained how these concepts reflect on the personal characteristics of the workers in this field. He reviewed the sayings of some prominent scholars who emphasized that the post of a judge is unique, in terms of the judges' specific qualities they must possess in their field of work to achieve discipline and justice while undertaking their tasks.