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  • 02/13/2019

    Dr. Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Lheedan, Advisor and Supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Guidance, visited the Language Exchange Forum in Riyadh and was received by Mr. Mohammad Al-Mautham, supervisor of the forum. Al-Mu’atham provided an overview of the language exchange program, which main idea is to meet those who wish to learn any language with volunteers who master the language and to set up a group for each language so that members of the group can communicate in order to develop their skills in the language they wish to learn. Al-Lheedan toured the forum, which included tables to learn Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Persian, Turkish, Italian, Hebrew, German and other languages. At the end of the meeting, Al-Lheedan expressed his pleasure at this forum and the readiness of the exchange program to cooperate with them in spreading cultural exchange and presenting the correct image of Islam and the Kingdom.

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  • 02/10/2019

    Pop Francis has arrived in the United Arab Emirates, making him the first pontiff to visit an Arab Gulf state.
    In a video address from the Vatican, Francis said the trip marks “a new page in the history of relations between religions, confirming that we are brothers and sisters, even though we are different.”
    The pontiff spent three days in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, where he attend an interreligious conference with Muslims, Jewish and Christian leaders.
    It is Pope Francis’s seventh visit to a predominantly Muslim country, signaling a continuation of improving ties between the Vatican and the Islamic world. The Pope has sought to build bridges with the Muslim world by refusing to equate Islam with violence, arguing that all religions have fundamentalist elements and religious leaders must work together to combat all forms of fundamentalism and violence.

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  • 01/31/2019

    The knowledge exchange program of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Guidance organized a forum for moderation in Islam for scholarship students at Umm Al-Qura University in Makka. The forum was attended by Dr. Hassan Abdulhameed Bukhari, Dean of the Arabic Language Institute at Umm Al-Qura University, Dr. Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, Dr. Salmani and co-organizer Meshaal Al-Omari from the Knowledge Exchange Program and Bakr Wattara from Umm Al-Qura University. Dr. Abdullah Al-Lhaidan, Advisor to the Minister supervising the Knowledge Exchange Program in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, delivered a speech in which he conveyed the greetings of His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Sheikh to the Director of the University and its faculity. and he warned students not to be betrayed by the deviant trends and politicized groups. Al-Lhaidan said that the government of the Kingdom under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Crown Prince, may God protect them, is doing much to support Islam and Muslims, including the program of granting students to study in this country where The Saudi universities are inviting thousands of students to be qualified and then return to their countries and spread the true Islamic call for moderation, love and peace. He urged students to be good ambassadors between their countries and the Kingdom. He also urged them to conveyed the good and tolerant experiences in this country. Al Lhaidan said the Ministry of Islamic affair will be happy to cooperate with them after graduation and send Books and the copies of Quran and the organization of legal and scientific courses to contribute to the advancement and progress of their countries and spread the correct doctrine and fight extremism and hatred and spread love and peace. More than 60 students from Asia and Africa attended the forum that continued from 9 am to 3 pm, followed by a luncheon for participating students.

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  • 01/20/2019

    The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh, conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to the 29th International Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf under the patronage of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. And His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense – may God preserve them – to the participants in the meeting, expressing his happiness and accompanying delegation in partnership with this elite of scholars, representing thought and responsibility of Various participating countries.
    ” Dr. Abdul Latif said :The challenges facing us today – the governments and the people – are many and varied, and the contributions to the advocates of good and peace in the world are progressive. This is not strange, because the conflict between right and wrong is continuing until the the end of life .
    He pointed out that one of the challenges facing us is the challenge of building the national character that combines the preservation of the original and national identity with the contemporary and civil society, and actively participating in the building of our countries and maintaining their security and stability and hard work to contribute to their development, progress and prosperity.The practical aspect of this requires a firm belief in the noble goal, a dedication to the implementation of the work, overcoming the obstacles that keep the prevailing reality, and persevering in achieving the goals that our countries and societies aspire to. Especially in light of the unprecedented openness in traditional and new means of communication and media.
    Dr. Abdul Latif said that since the Kingdom was founded by King Abdul Azir bin Abdulrahman Al Saud, may God have mercy on him, and at the present time, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has taken great care of this, which made the citizen in Saudi Arabia proud of his national personality, and has a loyal eye on his country as a guard against all that harms it, whether security, economic or otherwise. They have complete loyality to their homeland and the love of their rulers. This makes the Saudi citizen respect other peoples who love their homeland and not interfere in their internal affairs.
    He pointed out that the Kingdom has exerted and is doing all it can to achieve security, stability and development, consolidate moderation and fight extremism and terrorism, and cooperate in achieving this with all countries of the world.
    The Minister noted the enthusiasm of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince to acheine these goals. The presence of the Minister of Islamic Affairs among you today, is a sign of pride in Egypt’s role and leadership in deepening the bonds of love and brotherhood between the two brotherly countries.

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  • 01/13/2019

    The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance, Dr. Abdul Latif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, praised the great care given by the government to the Islamic Affairs Ministry to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, including their support to the cooperative offices and their mission and lofty goals in spreading moderate Islam in Saudi Arabia. , And pointed out that had it not for God Almighty and that this country enjoy security and stability and its leaders support the good and advocacy, the cooperative offices would not have a place, no presence .
    This came during a speech delivered at the closing of the meeting of the cooperative offices “fortification and development” in the conference hall Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh, where he explained what the cooperative offices must do, he said: “In this sense we must do this The cooperative offices in accordance with the satisfaction of God Almighty and the interests of this country, through the rejection of the owners of distorted ideas and the owners of bad orientations and owners of quarrels ; to ensure with the help of God that these offices complement the task of calling to God Almighty through the good curriculum corresponding to the book and the prophet Sunna..
    The minister stressed that there is no survival for us unless we turn around our leadership and our good and honest scholars, who are known for their righteousness, honesty, and honesty in the advice e. They are known by God’s grace, but unfortunately some call for extremism and hatred.
    He urged the employees of the ministry, including the staff of the cooperative offices, to master the work and call for Islam away from any intellectual slack or systematic extremism. He said: “he moderate will receive support and help.there is no a place for the extremist and haterd, and stressed the need for solidarity and cohesion until we save the homeland thanks to God from the evil of the wicked and the owners of innovations and delusions and the evil people of the Brotherhood and Kharij and those who walked in their passages.

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  • 12/26/2018

    The intensive Arabic language course was cocluded on Thursday, 20/12/ 2018 in the presence of Dr. Abdullah bin Fahad Al-Lhaidan, supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Dr. Yasser Babtain Dean Arabic Language Institute for Non – Native Speakers at King Abdulaziz University. The ceremony began with verses from the Holy Quran followed by a student. Then Dr. Yasser Babtain delivered a speech in which he expressed his thanks to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs for cooperating with them in organizing these courses as this is the third session held in cooperation between the university and the ministry. The two sides praised the achievements of the previous sessions and this session in clarifying the moderate Islamic approach of Saudi Arabia and the development of relations with academic institutions in the countries concerned. Then Dr. Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Lhaidan delivered a speech in which he conveyed the greetings of His Excellency the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance to His Excellency the Director of King Abdulaziz University, the Dean of the Institute and the students participating in this session. Al-Lhaidan expressed hope that this session will be a turning point in the life of each student and become apostles of love and peace between the Kingdom and Russia in general and the Kingdom and Muslims in Russia in particular and convey with them the Kingdom’s call for tolerance, coexistence and the Islamic approach of the Kingdom. Taking into account social and political conditions.
    The certificates of participation in the course were distributed and gifts were presented from the Knowledge Exchange Program and the Arabic Language Institute for Students. The course lasted for six weeks and included Umrah, visiting the Prophet’s Mosque, a land trip and a number of entertainment and cultural activities to introduce students to the culture and life in the Kingdom.

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  • 12/10/2018

    In Brussels, the European Commission hosted a high-level conference to address discrimination, hate speech and intolerance that affects Muslims in the European Union, with the participation of national authorities, international organizations, representatives of civil society and religious communities.
    “Recent surveys have confirmed that intolerance towards Muslims is growing in the European Union and that the protection of their fundamental rights is being curtailed,” said First Vice-President of the Commission, Francis Timmermans. “There must be no place to discriminate against any minority.
    “Discrimination, acts of intolerance or racism against the 25 million Muslims living in the European Union violate basic rights and feed marginalization and isolation,” said Commissioner Vera Jurava, a justice official.
    “The EU needs to fight this discrimination against Muslims because it makes society more vulnerable and fragile,” Jurava said.
    On the sidelines of the conference, the European Commission for Basic Rights presented a new database providing an overview of hate crimes and the hate speech and discrimination against Muslims in the European Union from 2012 to 2017.

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  • 12/05/2018

    The Knowledge Exchange Program organized the Forum about Tolerance in Islam for scholarship students at Umm Al Qura University in cooperation with the Cooperative Office for Propagation and Guidance in Makkah. The seminar was attended by Dr. Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Lhaidan and attended by Mr. Saad Al-Qarni and directed by Dr. Sabah Al-Din Salmani. And coordinated by Bakr and Tara from Umm al-Qura University and Ali al-Shehri from the exchange program. Al-Lhaidan explained that the Prophet peace be upon him came for peace and mercy for mankind and to save it and bring it out of darkness to light until all people reach the highest levels of human morality in all their dealings in life. The Almighty said about the message of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)W have sent you as mercy for the worlds) . Islam is a universal religion whose mission is to all humanity, a message that calls for justice and ends injustice, and calls for positive coexistence among all human beings in an atmosphere of brotherhood and tolerance among all people regardless of their race, color and beliefs. Everyone is descended from “one soul,” as stated in the Holy Quran: “O people, fear your Lord who created you from one soul” (Women: 1)
    Al-Lhaidan explained that Islam, which was brought by the Messenger of humanity Muhammad peace be upon him carried with it several important laws have been published around the world. One of the most important of these laws is the law of tolerance and coexistence, which was confirmed by the blessed verses, as well as the honorable hadiths. In the Quran there is more than one verse calling for softness and peace and renouncing violence and oppression such as:
    ) Call to the path of your Lord with wisdom and good exhortation and argue with them which is the best ((bees: 125)
    ) And if the ignorant addressed them say peace ((Criterion: 63).
    Islam has been keen to emphasize this tolerance among religions by making it a fundamental element of the Muslim faith.
    This definition of tolerance means, above all, a positive attitude in which the right of others to enjoy their fundamental rights and freedoms is recognized. The practice of tolerance does not conflict with respect for human rights, nor does it mean abandoning one’s rights, beliefs or complacency. This tolerance called for by Islam leads to coexistence and then achieves peace, which is the hope of all humanity.
    Peace is a cultural necessity that Islam has proposed for many centuries as a necessity for all aspects of human life, from the individual to the whole world, where society is founded and developed.
    Al-Lhaidan then touched upon the evidence and manifestations of tolerance in Islam:
    -The right to life for all
    -human dignity
    -equality
    -Freedom of belief
    -Tolerance
    -Peace
    -Dialogue
    The Forum also included the theme of religions between tolerance and confrontation and the march of Islamic thought in contemporary history and then was a presentation of the program of knowledge exchange: the beginning, goals and achievements. The forum lasted from 10 am to 3 pm and was attended by more than sixty students from the scholarship students at Umm Al Qura University and was followed by a luncheon for the participants.

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