Rector of Bolgar Islamic Academy met with a delegation from Mohammed V University (Abu Dhabi)

Rector of Bolgar Islamic Academy met with a delegation from Mohammed V University (Abu Dhabi)

Rector of Bolgar Islamic Academy Daniyar Abdrakhmanov met with the Rector of Mohammed V University in Abu Dhabi, Professor Farouk Mahmoud Hamada and his Assistant Rashed Al-Menhali.

During the meeting, Rector of Mohammed V University expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and shared his impressions of visiting Bolgar (a tour was organized for the guests at the museum-reserve, the White Mosque and the Academy building), noted the high level of infrastructure of Bolgar Islamic Academy.

According to the guest, this visit was a continuation of the Agreements reached during the meeting of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov with the Chairman of the General Directorate for Islamic Affairs and Donations of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed Matar Salem AlKaabi in September 2019. In addition, the guest noted warm and friendly relations between the President of Tatarstan and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

During the conversation, Professor Hamada assured that the University, headed by him, is ready to provide comprehensive assistance to the Academy. “Our university has extensive experience in teaching Islamic, Secular sciences and Arabic language. Teaching is carried out according to educational standards of higher education, under the programs of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs of Islamic sciences”, – said Mr. Hamada. The Rector emphasized that the University pays special attention to the ideological education of students. “One of the main goals of Islamic education is to teach students tolerance, peaceful coexistence of representatives of various faiths. And only with the understanding of these simple truths is the right Islam possible.” said Professor Farouk Mahmoud Hamada.

Rector of Mohammed V University proposed to sign a cooperation agreement between the two universities in the near future.

In turn, Rector of Bolgar Islamic Academy Daniyar Abdrakhmanov noted that it is a great honor for the Academy to host recognized specialists from one of the leading universities in the Islamic world. At the same time, he emphasized that Bolgar Islamic Academy is a young institution; therefore, recommendations from experienced colleagues are especially valuable.

“The Academy has three big tasks. Firstly, building a continuous educational process: a madrasah, an educational institution, and then Bolgar Islamic Academy, as the highest level of religious education. The second aim is the development of scientific studies of Russian theology. And the third is educating the population on issues of faith. People need guidelines”, – Daniyar Abdrakhmanov emphasized. Among the possible areas for cooperation, Rector noted the building educational process, the choice of topics for master's and doctoral dissertations, and internships. In addition, Rector of the Academy raised the issue of returning handwritten sources of Tatar heritage, which may have been preserved in libraries in UAE.

At the end of the meeting, the parties exchanged souvenirs and expressed hope for the speedy signing of Agreement on Cooperation.