Khalid Al-Muqrin, director of Majmaah University

Khalid Al-Muqrin
Updated 03 December 2019

Khalid Al-Muqrin, director of Majmaah University

  • Al-Muqrin obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and a doctorate in Islamic economics from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh
  • His consultation background includes conducting a study on the future of Islamic banks in cooperation with the International Association of Islamic Banks

Dr. Khalid Al-Muqrin has been the director of Majmaah University since Dec. 17, 2009.

Al-Muqrin obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and a doctorate in Islamic economics from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, where he also held administrative positions such as head, and later dean, of the economics and administrative sciences department, and vice-chancellor for student affairs.

His teaching experience includes economic thought, Zakat economics, Islamic economics, the economics of the Kingdom and the Islamic world, and industrial economics, among others.

Al-Muqrin has also mediated many research journals and scientific conferences and has participated in a number of seminars and meetings. He has appeared on several radio programs and TV shows to express his views on economic issues.

His consultation background includes conducting a study on the future of Islamic banks in cooperation with the International Association of Islamic Banks. He has also conducted several studies for the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and participated in the scientific committee of the Islamic financial markets symposium.

Al-Muqrin is also a member of the Society of the Saudi Economy.


Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

  • Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service
  • People can register through the Absher platform

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s initiative Awdah helped 12,798 expatriates return home amid the coronavirus travel bans, state news agency SPA reported.
The program, which means return in Arabic, was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help stranded expats return to their home countries and received a total of 178,452 individual registrations between April 22 to June 3. Only those whose countries have agreed to receive them have been flown out.
Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service.
To register, a person must use the Absher platform to provide residency number, date of birth, phone number, city of departure and name of airport at home country, the report added.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and other governmental organizations are working together to help stranded expats return home.