44th Periodic Meeting of Division Heads
30 October، 2022

The General Secretariat of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) held its forty-fourth periodic meeting of division heads, headed by His Excellency Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the Academy, on Thursday 02 Rabi’ al-Thani 1444H corresponding to 27 October 2022G, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Academy in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

His Excellency the Secretary General opened the meeting by welcoming the attendees, thanking everyone for attending these important periodic meetings, and reminding that the General Secretariat of the Academy will focus in particular during the coming period on the groundwork and good preparation for holding the Academy’s twenty-fifth session, calling for strengthening and intensifying cooperation and integration between all divisions and departments, and suspension and postponement of any other work inconsistent with the work of the session.

His Excellency then spoke about his working visit to the Republic of Turkey, where he participated in the 12th session of the Information Ministers Meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in addition to signing two strategic cooperation agreements with Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul and Sabah Al-Din Zaim University in Istanbul, and a visit to the headquarters of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum in Istanbul.

Then the attendees discussed the items on the meeting’s agenda, and the discussions resulted in a number of new decisions, including:

  • Writing to some Member States to host the next five Academy’s sessions.
  • Finishing as soon as possible the Academy’s new corporate video.
  • Setting the date of the “Family Foundation” symposium during January 2023 and the “Wills” symposium during February 2023.
  • Rejecting any new research papers for the 25th session of the Academy after the predetermined deadlines have passed.
  • The necessity of documenting and archiving all the documents and correspondences of the departments in order to preserve the memory of the Academy.
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