Commissioning the work of the Encyclopedia of the History of Islam in Africa
On Tuesday, 14 Rabi’ al-Thani 1444 AH, the work of the Academic Forum of Editors of the Encyclopedia of the History of Islam in Africa, which was carried out in cooperation between the Committee of Da’wah in Africa and the Union of African Muslim Scholars began.
Those who were present are the twelve African researchers who have participated in the project over the past three years, the editorial board of the encyclopedia represented by scholars from Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Chad, Sudan, Senegal, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, and members of the Union of African Muslim Scholars. The project is now in the final editing stage.
The opening session was attended by His Highness Prince Dr. Bandar bin Salman bin Mohammed, Chairman of the Da’wah Committee in Africa, and Sponsor of the project; His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid, the preacher of the Grand Mosque (Masjid al-Haram), and members of the Da’wah Committee in Africa.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Union of African Muslim Scholars, Dr. Muhammad Ahmed Louh, and the Secretary-General, Dr. Said Mohamed Baba Silla, participated online.
The project comes in response to the desire of many scholars, researchers, and students on the continent to produce a sober and reliable encyclopedia of the history of Islam in Africa.
With sincere thanks, appreciation, respect, and greetings from the Office of the General Secretariat / Department of Information and Informatics.