1999 News Story

Islamic seminar to take place next week

The board of directors of the King Abdul Aziz Public Library has announced that the upcoming international symposium on 'Sources of Information on the Islamic World' will be inaugurated on Sunday October 31 by Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah, who is senior president of the organization. The symposium is being organized by the Library in collaboration with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance and the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank. Deputy senior president Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Tweijri said that the Kingdom's patronage of this event is in line with its awareness of this age of information that has turned the world into a village, and pointed out the importance of providing everyone with correct and sincere information about Islam. Over 200 researchers and thinkers from America, Europe, Russia and Japan, as well as all parts of the Arab and Islamic worlds, will participate in the symposium. The event has proved so popular that a choice of 70 had to be made from the more than 300 research papers presented. These will be discussed in 22 seminars over the four days of the symposium. In addition, there will be two plenary sessions. Invitations have been extended to some 50 experts from 25 countries.