2nd Joint Weekly Meeting of Departments and Divisions
His Excellency Professor Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), chaired the second joint weekly meeting of the departments and divisions of the Academy, on Wednesday 20 Jumada al-Awwal 1444H corresponding to 14 December 2022G, at the headquarters of the Academy’s General Secretariat in Jeddah.
At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency welcomed the attendees, and thanked them for participating in the meeting, explaining that this meeting is an extension of the series of meetings that started at the end of November, which will be joint between departments and divisions to follow up on the progress of work on preparations and arrangements for the twenty-fifth session of the Academy, and it will continue until the session is held. Then he talked about the official visit he recently made to the Republic of Algeria at the official invitation of the authorities there, where he participated in the International Scientific Forum of Imam Mohammed ibn Abd al-Karim al-Maghili, where he met on the sidelines of the conference with the Algerian Minister of Religious Affairs and Awqaf, His Excellency Dr. Youssef Belmehdi. During the visit, he also met with the President of the Supreme Islamic Council in Algeria, His Excellency Dr. Bouabdallah Ghoulamallah. He also visited the Grand Mosque of Algiers and met with the Dean of the Mosque, His Eminence Sheikh Mohammed Mamoun Al-Qasimi Al-Hassani and his assistants.
In this context, His Excellency praised the high level of the Algerian official religious institutions, praising the efforts made by these institutions in spreading the method of moderation and the culture of moderation and tolerance. His Excellency also thanked, on this occasion, His Eminence Dr. Kamal Bouzidi, representative member of Algeria in the Council of the Academy, and Mr. Jawzy Lardjane, Head of Translation Division at the Academy, for the facilities they provided and overcoming the difficulties, which had a great impact on achieving the goals of the visit.
Then the meeting discussed the items of the decisions issued by the previous meeting, and several new decisions were issued, the most important of which are:
- Start printing the session’s research and sending it to the Academy’s members.
- Formation of a scientific committee to review the draft resolutions related to the topics of the session.
- Formation of a technical committee to print the session’s research inside and outside the Academy.