Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University Conducts a Virtual Forum to Enhance Positivity and Reassurance During the Epidemic

The Vice Dean of the Higher Institute for Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil at Umm Al-Qura University, Dr. Iman Maghrabi, stressed that the persistent efforts of the state, represented by its wise leadership (may Allah bless it), and the harmony of its sectors in addressing the repercussions of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are the major reasons that resulted in enhancing awareness and psychological stability among the members of the society. She noted that the crisis produced a unique model of belonging, loyalty and solidarity in the service of their country.

This was stated in the "Tehnan Online Forum" sessions, in its eighth remote version. The forum was organized by the College of Da`wah and Fundamentals of Religion, in cooperation with the Deanship of Student Affairs and the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education, via the WebEx platform to bridge communication with the community, covering a variety of contemporary topics and dialogues. The meeting witnessed the participation of consultants specialized in the educational, psychological and social fields.

The forum moderator, Dr. Iman Maghrabi, highlighted the promotion of reassurance among the community members through social media channels, starting with the family circle. This is achieved by spreading awareness messages urging people to be patient and content, and to take advantage of the period of home quarantine for self-development and for doing more deeds that benefit this world and the hereafter.

On her part, the psychiatrist Ms. Wadhah Al-Lehyani clarified the problems the family faces while staying at home and the accompanying confused feelings and emotions due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the emergency precautionary measures in such a short period of time. She stated that responsibilities should be shared and arranged according to their priority and importance, so that they could be addressed without affecting the cohesion of the family entity

Ms. Wadhah Al-Lehyani highlighted the role of mothers in following up new developments among girls and ways to deal with them, according to the correct methods used to solve and contain problems and including educational values in the awareness process. This is due to their positive effects on the future at the personal and societal levels.