KSA: Riyadh University to establish Center for Islamic Studies

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has approved the establishment of a Center for Contemporary Islamic Studies and Cultural Dialogue at the Riyadh-based Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University. This was announced by Rector of the University Dr Suleiman Abal Khail. The center aims at highlighting the greatness of Islam and its ability to tackle modern issues, introduce Islamic laws and teachings and take care of the issues of youth and family,” said Abalkhail.

…The center will have six units. The first unit will conduct research on modern systems and comparative studies of political, economic and social systems. The second will focus on human rights and will conduct research on women’s issues and rights according to Islam. The third unit will deal with youth issues and problems while the fourth will deal with matters related to combating terrorism.

The center’s fifth unit will conduct programs to promote dialogue with other cultures. The sixth unit will deal with family issues, including illiteracy and technological backwardness. Abalkhail said the center would be financed from different sources including the university’s budget, donations and endowments. The center will also have its own income through research programs, specialized courses and from its investments.

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