HE Prof. Ahmed Saeed Salman, Vice Chancellor of the University of the Holy Quran and Islamic Sciences, confirmed drafting of an M o U between the U of HQIS and Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, expressing the university's readiness to cooperate in all related fields.

This has been agreed upon at today's meeting between the U of HQIS and King Abdullah Chair at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah on implementation of the project of the International Encyclopedia of Hidayat (Guidance) in the Holy Quran.

In the same context, Professor Yahya Hassan Zamzmi, King Abd Allah Chair Professor at Um Al-Qura University, said that the chair is specialized in the field of Hidayat (Guidance) in the Holy Quran, explaining their launching of scientific projects for serving the Holy Quran and establishing a special chair for the International Encyclopedia of Hidayat in the Holy Quran where he stated that the project's idea is represented in conducting 60 doctoral theses in accordance with a peer-reviewed scientific plan from various universities around the world.

Zamzami stated that the practical step of this project which has been made is receiving students, researchers and conducting the necessary tests for them pointing out to the existence of regulations and a mechanism for following up achievement in this encyclopedia in addition to a plan to identify the relationship between the student, the thesis and the scientific committee where he added that a number of students have been selected from the U of HQIS for this global encyclopedia.

It is worth mentioning that the meeting was attended by Prof. Taha Abdeen, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of King Abd Allah's Chair, Professor Abd Allah Al-Zubair, Secretary General of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, Dr. Al-Jazuli Al-Ameer Al-Jazuli, Dean of the Faculty of the Holy Quran, Dr. Mubarak Al-Tijani, and Dr. Othman Ibrahim, director of Public Relations at the U of HQIS.