FaceOf: Dr. Adnan Al-Humaidan, University of Jeddah president

Dr. Adnan Al-Humaidan
Updated 07 October 2018
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FaceOf: Dr. Adnan Al-Humaidan, University of Jeddah president

  • Al-Humaidan became the president of University of Jeddah in February
  • Al-Humaidan’s worked at King Abdul Aziz University for 14 years

Dr. Adnan Al-Humaidan was appointed the president of the University of Jeddah on Feb. 26. He is an academic, professor and a lecturer in the university.

He received his bachelor’s degree from King Abdul Aziz University in 1996, and his Ph.D. in pure mathematics from Cardiff University in the UK in 2002.

For most of his life, he has been affiliated with education and academic institutes in Saudi Arabia. He worked as a teaching assistant at King Abdul Aziz University at the beginning of his career, and since then he has climbed to success, becoming assistant professor then director of academic affairs. Most of his employment years have been spent at King Abdul Aziz University. He later became an associate professor and, three years later, dean of graduate studies there.

Al-Humaidan’s career at King Abdul Aziz University lasted 14 years. In 2014, when Jeddah University was founded, he joined it immediately as dean of graduate studies.

Apart from his role in the universities, he has also been a member of the committee of education and human resources in 2012, and member of the executive committee of the Center for Strategic Studies in 2013. He was also a member of the standing committee for the scholarship and training of university employees from the administrative and technical staff in 2013.

And then four years later, he became the director of University of Jeddah.

Al-Humaidan is the epitome of hard work and determination, as his journey from assistant teacher to university director has shown.

The University of Jeddah aims to reconstruct its academic structure to fit the needs of the Vision 2030. It is offering employment opportunities to graduates of the Kingdom and as many scholarships as possible to shape the future of the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 18 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program. The ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Qur’an and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The program aims to spread legitimate awareness among pilgrims and promote adherence to the correct methods of belief, worship and behavior. 

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Hajj season. He added that more than 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Hajj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites. The platform is available to all at www.islamic-ebook.com. SPA Riyadh