Delegation of Teachers and Students from Prince Songkla University in Thailand visits IIFA
1 November، 2023

H.E. Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary-General of the Academy, received a delegation of teachers and students of Prince Songkla Government University from the Kingdom of Thailand on Wednesday, on 17th Rabi’ akhir, 1445, corresponding to November 1, 2023, at the headquarters of the Secretariat General of the Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency welcomed the delegation and thanked them for visiting the Academy’s headquarters on the sidelines of the delegation’s educational visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, then invited the delegation to watch a documentary about the Academy that included a presentation of the Academy’s history, vision, mission, objectives, and activities. His Excellency spoke about the position of Muslim communities in the Academy’s resolutions and recommendations, noting that one of the most important objectives of the Academy is to issue fatwas to Muslim communities outside the countries of the Muslim world in a way that preserves the values of Islam, its culture, and its traditions, in order to preserve their Islamic identity while adhering to the requirements of citizenship and residency in those non-Muslim countries; and this is one of the reason the Council of the Academy issued a number of resolutions and recommendations related in their regards. In fact, the Academy is very keen to strengthen relations of cooperation, communication and coordination with institutions and higher scientific councils within these societies that take moderation as an approach, moderation, tolerance and coexistence as a culture, and are committed to the requirements of citizenship in the countries where they live. His Excellency concluded his speech by expressing the Academy’s readiness to cooperate with the University, especially its College of Islamic Sciences.

For his part, H.E. Dr. Muhammad Rufali, head of the delegation, expressed the delegation’s thanks to His Excellency for giving him the opportunity to meet with him and to visit the Academy, then H.E. Dr. Rushdi Taher provided an overview of the delegation and the purpose of the visit, including a detailed overview of the university, the College of Islamic Sciences, and the testing center, proficiency in the Arabic language and developing its skills, praising the Academy’s efforts in the field of issuing resolutions and recommendations that direct, address and answer the questions of Muslim communities, and expressing the College’s aspiration to build relations of cooperation and communication with the Academy for the benefit of the university’s students in general and the students of the College of Islamic Sciences in particular. His Excellency gave the delegation members the opportunity to make their inquiries about the Academy.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Mohamed Mondher Chouk, Director of the Bureau’s Affairs, Mrs. Sarah Amjad Bdewi, Director of Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, Dr. Hajj Manta Drammeh, Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Foreign Relations, and Dr. Mohamed Silla, Head of the Studies and Research.

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