Academic Symposium (Nadwah Ilmiah) on the issues of the Glorification of the Sacred City on 1/5/2019 at Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University


As part of the Celebration of Bandar Seri Begawan as 2019 Capital of Islamic Culture for the Asian region, The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), in cooperation with the Sacred City Glorification Project in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA), has organised an academic symposium on the issues of the Sacred City glorification, on 01 May 2019, at Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University as a hosting university.


This symposium was held with aim to publicize the Sacred City Glorification Project so as to build a common Muslim culture based on the code of conduct in the Sacred City in a bid to entrench the values of its glorification; encourage scientific research bodies, universities and centers of studies to integrate the issues of glorification in their academic research projects; promote their contribution in enriching the Glorification Observatory with the materials and statistics on the various issues of glorification; and publicize local expertise relevant to the issues of glorification through organizing Hajj journeys, changing stereotypes, dispelling doubts, and dislodging misconceptions about the Sacred City and Hajj ritual through the optimal use of information techniques and modern communication multimedia. The symposium will present the reference guidance document on the Sacred City Glorification Project and its implementation programmes, introduce a number of academic research works on Islamic jurisprudence and literary production on the issues of glorification in the Islamic heritage; and preview the local experiences in addressing the issues of the glorification of the Scared City. On the sidelines of the symposium, an academic meeting was also held with UNISSA postgraduate students and teaching staff to explore ways to integrate glorification issues in relevant upcoming research project.

Three speakers have presented their papers in the symposium :

1) Dr Talal bin Mohamed Sulaiman Abu Nur from the Sacred City Glorification Project in Makkah Al-Mukarramah

2) Professor Dr Moustafa Rizk Al Sawahly from Faculty of Arabic Language, UNISSA

3) Dr Abdurrahman Raden Aji Haqqi from Faculty of Shariah and Law, UNISSA


Opening speech during the academic symposium was delivered by Haji Mohamad Samari bin Haji Mohamad Noh, Acting Deputy Registrar of UNISSA as the Chairperson of the academic symposium and Mr Mohamed Chiekhi of the FUIW General Secretariat.


The guest of honour at the academic symposium was Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, Rector of UNISSA.

The Speakers in the symposium




UNISSA rector with delegates from Saudi Arabia