Today in his office, His Excellency the President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, signed a contract to establish the Umm Al-Qura Chair for the Revival of Islamic Heritage. The agreement was signed with His Excellency Al-Shareef Mansour Salih Abu Rayash, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Mansour Abu Rayash Foundation for Endowment in Makkah. This took place in the presence of His Excellency the UQU Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Abdul-Wahhab bin Abdullah Al-Resini, His Excellency the Dean of Scientific Research, Prof. Muhammad bin Shukri Al-Soufi, His Excellency the Vice Dean of Scientific Research for Research Chairs, Dr. Abdulelah bin Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, and the Chair Professor and Advisor to the Institute of Manuscripts and the Revival of Islamic Heritage, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul-Karim bin Ubaid.
His Excellency the Chair Professor, Dr. Muhammad bin Ubaid, explained that the new academic chair seeks to verify and publish Islamic manuscripts, provide specialized academic advice, and cooperate with similar academic authorities inside and outside the Saudi Kingdom in the field of the chair. He also added that the chair aims to make the intellectual production in the field of Islamic heritage available for the researchers and to enrich the scientific library with many academic studies and papers, especially with regard to the heritage of Makkah and the holy sites, in line with the goals of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030.
On his part, His Excellency the President of Umm Al-Qura University commended the establishment of this academic chair that supports the university's partnerships with civil society institutions in general and businessmen in particular, and contributes to sustainable development. His Excellency added that this chair is an addition and extension to the academic chairs that are supported and supervised by the university, which have accomplished several great achievements. He also highlighted the great support that the university receives from the wise leadership (may Allah support them).