Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) has celebrated the graduation of the fourth batch of students in various disciplines.
The Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, President of Hamad bin Khalifa University and a number of dignitaries and members of the faculty were in attendance at the ceremony.
Addressing the graduation ceremony, Al Attiyah congratulated the graduates on their achievements, which demonstrate their seriousness and perseverance on scientific research.
He extended thanks and gratitude to the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser for their continued support for this outstanding educational institution in particular, and to the higher education and scientific research in Qatar in general.
He also thanked all members and staff of the faculty for their support for the graduates during their study.
Al Attiyah expressed confidence that the graduates realise their huge responsibility toward their communities after they obtained this high rank of education in the Islamic studies in politics, economy and scientific research methods.
He believed that they will contribute to the development of their countries, and will work to instil the values of philanthropy, tolerance and acceptance of others. He added that the establishment of such a specialised institution in Islamic sciences will restore the glory of Islamic civilisations and play a leading role in all scientific, cultural and civilisational forums.
Al Attiyah said that the Islamic culture has contributed greatly to enrich other cultures in various sciences such as medicine, astronomy, music, sociology and mathematics.
This pattern should be taken as a model for continued scientific, cultural cooperation, he said. The fourth batch of the Faculty of Islamic Studies graduates included 44 male and female students of whom two students received the diploma in Islamic Finance, three received the MA in Islamic Studies in Contemporary Fiqh, 11 received the MA in Public Policy in Islam, and 28 received MSc on Islamic Finance.
Eleven Qatari male and female students were among the 2013 graduates. Other nationalities included Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain, UAE, Kuwait, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, India, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Thailand, The Gambia, Nigeria, Benin, Kenya and France.
Inspired by Sheikha Moza, the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences and Community Development, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) was established in 2007 to be an international centre for Islamic thinking and dialogue aims to enhance research into Islamic culture and promote the diversity and tolerance of the Islamic Fiqh, or understanding.
QFIS offers programmes in Master of Science in Islamic Finance, Master of Arts in Public Policy in Islam, Master of Arts in Islamic Studies with a specialisation in Contemporary Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) and Religion and Contemporary Thought, Master of Science in Urban Design and Architecture in Muslim Societies, and Master of Arts in Contemporary Muslim Societies.
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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