Arabia: Website on hotels for Umrah pilgrims
Makkah, Jumad Awwal 11/June 29 (IINA) –
Makkah Governor Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdul
Aziz launched a website on the Internet that
contains comprehensive information about the
hotels and furnished apartments for Umrah
pilgrims in Makkah. There are 700 hotels,
furnished apartments, and residential places
for the pilgrims in the holy city. The data
base was prepared by the King Fahd Haj Research
Institute at the Ummul Qura University.
Arabia: Two more relief planes leave for Sudan
Riyadh, Jumad Awwal 11/June 29 (IINA) –
Two planes carrying consignment of relief
supplies have left here for Sudan. The consignment
contains 43,900 pounds of foodstuffs and tents
that is meant for alleviating the suffering
of refugees from the insurgency-hit Western
Sudanese region of Darfur.
Saudi Arabia had sent two planeloads of relief
supplies to Sudan as per the directives of
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd.
The planes, which left Riyadh Airbase on Sunday
for Sudan, carried 43,100 pounds of foodstuffs,
tents and medical supplies.
Summer camp for Muslim young women in July
Vienna, Jumad Awwal 11/June 29 (IINA) –
The Muslim Women's Cultural Society of Switzerland
will organize the 10th summer camp for Muslim
young women from 4 to 10 July, 2004 here.
Several programs, including religious lectures,
sports activities and tours to Germany, will
be held as part of the camp. There will also
be training in handicrafts for young women
as part of the camp.
Preparations for first forum of businesswomen
Dubai, Jumad Awwal 11/June 29 (IINA) –
The third preparatory meeting of the Federation
of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and
Council of Businesswomen of UAE reviewed the
preparations for the forthcoming first forum
of businesswomen of Muslim countries. The
meeting, which was held at the headquarters
of the federation in Dubai, approved agenda
of the meet scheduled to be held in Sharjah
from January 4 to 6, 2005. The meeting discussed
several issues concerning with holding the
forum, and approved minutes of the second
Ministry okays new medical college
Kula Lumpur, Jumad Awwal 11/June 29 (IINA)
– The Malaysian ministry of higher education
has approved starting of a new college of
medicine and health sciences under the Malaysian
Islamic University. In the beginning, the
university will select 30 students within
few days for a one-year preparatory course.
This was announced by Dr. Shafie Muhammad
Saleh, minister of higher education.
Oriental Publication Bureau soon to get modern
Hyderabad, Jumad Awwal 11/June 29 (IINA) –
The Oriental Publication Bureau of the Usmania
University, better known as Dairatul Maarifil
Osmania, is one of the ancient and historic
Islamic publishing firms in the southern Indian
city of Hyderabad. It was set up in 1888 by
the Nizam government with the sole objective
of gathering important Arabic manuscripts
and publishing them on modern lines. It published
166 manuscripts on subjects ranging from Islamic
theology to medicine, cosmology, mathematics,
language and grammar, astronomy and history.
Al Hawi's medical encyclopedia namely Al Hawi
fi Tibb and Ibn Hajar Asqalini's Tahzeebut
Tahzeeb were two among its most coveted publications
which found wide clientele in the Arab world.
bureau, which is engaged in publishing the
old manuscripts such as the 24-volume Al Hawi's
medical encyclopedia and numerous other classical
Islamic literatures, would soon be replacing
the cumbersome hand composing and litho machine
with DTP and a modern press.