Shoura wants preachers to keep up with social changes

Updated 25 May 2016

Shoura wants preachers to keep up with social changes

RIYADH: Imams should have their full responsibility over the selection of their Friday sermons in a way that suits the community, said Dr. Azab bin Saeed Aal Misbel, member, Committee of Islamic and Judicial Affairs branch in the Shoura Council.
The sermons should take into account the social changes and events in Saudi Arabia and be seen as an awareness messages for the new generation to protect them.”
He said certain imams were engaged in doing ijtihad in their mosques, which must stop.
In this regard, he said, “the Ministry of Islamic Affairs need to increase their role in studying the Friday sermons.”
This will let them know who they should spend their time with and will show them the appropriate paths forward,” he said.
He said: “The Umma that does not take care of youths will lose a great treasure. Therefore, we should advise them to be committed to God and to the nation in order that they will be beneficial for the future of our society.”
Aal Misbel also called on the ministry to coordinate with the Education Ministry as well as the Youth and Sports Council to confront extremism.
He said Saudi Arabia and all of its institutions have been concerned for a long time with the protection of youth.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.