The foundation course on the ‘Principles of the Verification of Heritage Texts’, held by the Institute of Manuscripts and Revival of Islamic Heritage, was attended by a great number of seekers of knowledge and those interested in Islamic heritage. The course was offered in cooperation with the Institute of Consulting Research and Studies, the Deanship of E-Learning and Distance Education, and the College of Arabic Language.
The number of the attendees reached 2141 trainees from more than 42 countries around the world. The length of the course was 10 hours, and was offered on 4 training days. During the program, the trainer Prof. Hasan Al-Uthman provided a comprehensive presentation on the content of the training package.
The course reflected the outstanding image of integration between the different parties inside the university, being overseen by 18 academic, technical and administrative staff members. These staff represented the entities which participated in the preparation and implementation of the course.
The Dean of the Institute of Manuscripts and the Revival of Islamic Heritage, Dr. Saeed bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, praised the support received by the institute from the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah Bafail, and the UQU Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Abdul-Wahab bin Abdullah Al-Resini. The impact of this support appeared clearly in the organization of this course, which was attended by a large number of seekers of knowledge from all the countries of the Islamic world. Dr. Saeed Al-Ghamdi also praised the efforts exerted by the entities which participated with the institute in making this course a success and in presenting it in such an honorable image.
On his part, Dr. Muhammad Al-Omari, the Vice Dean of the Institute of Manuscripts and the Revival of Islamic Heritage and supervisor of the course, stressed the keenness of the institute to provide its services to knowledge seekers and those interested in this field. He added that the institute seeks to reach the largest number of beneficiaries, at the local and international levels, in order to achieve the university's mission of serving the Islamic heritage.
It is worth mentioning that the institute, in line with the directives of the leadership, offered this course free of charge. In addition, the trainees received a certificate of attendance of the foundation course on the 'Principles of the Verification of Heritage Texts'.