The President International Islamic University, Islamabad Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh and the Executive Director, Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue, Dr. Husnul Amin are presently visiting different Indonesian universities. During the visit, they have signed a number of MoUs with different Indonesian Universities/Institutions of higher education.
They visited Dar-us-slam University, Gontor and attended a conference on “Past, Present and Future of Palestine.” The Conference was largely attended by Indonesian students. The President IIUI especially mentioned the historic role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia vis-à-vis Palestinian issue. He said that like every Muslim of the Islamic world, the hearts of the Saudi people also move with the Palestinians. More than 60 articles were presented in the conference. The Rector of Dar-us-Salam, Professor, Fateh Ullah Zarkashi on the occasion paid tributes to Dr. Al-Draiweesh and Dr. Husnul Amin for their educational and research contributions. Dr. Al-Draiweesh also visited Dar-us-Salam female campus and addressed the students at the Jamia Masjid and highlighted the role of women in building societies. He said that Islam bestowed significant status to women because of their crucial role in forming future of nations. Dr. Al-Draiweesh with Dr. Husnul Amin during his visit to Jamia Dar-al-Najah, Jakarta addressed a gathering of hundreds of students and asked them to adopt moderate behavior in their lives. Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that Islam is an enlightened religion which is free of all kinds of extremism. He further motivated students to prepare themselves with knowledge and action for taking the responsibilities of future. On the occasion an MoU was signed with the President Jamia Dar-al-Najah, Dr. Oon Munim.
The delegation of IIUI visited Institute of Quran Studies in Jakarta as well. Dr. Al-Draiweesh in his speech to students spoke on importance of Arabic language in understanding the holy Quran. He also inked an MoU with the Head of the Institute, Dr. Najma Al-Faiza which will enable both sides to exchange academic delegations.
During his visit to State Islamic University (Sharif Hidayatullah), Dr. Al-Draiweesh and Dr. Husnul Amin were received by Dr. Dedi Rosyada. A large number of heads of Departments of the University and academicians were also present during the meeting. A bi-lateral cooperation agreement was also finalized during the meeting. IIU team also visited a student cultural exhibition at the university.
Al-Shafi’e Islamic University of Jakarta was also visited by Dr. Al-Draiweesh and Dr. Amin. They were welcomed by the host university Rector Dr. Masdooqi Ahmad. He appreciated the IIUI over its achievements during last 35 years of its existence. Both the universities joined hands for academic cooperation during the meeting. Dr. Ashraf Abdul Rafeh, advisor to the President IIUI on international linkages is part of the IIUI team visiting Indonesia now a days. It is worth mentioning that a number of Indonesian students who graduated from IIUI are now playing their roles in above mentioned educational institutions of that country.