- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: The Supreme Advisory Committee for the Completion of the Implementation of Shariah (Islamic Jurisprudence) held a ceremony Tuesday evening marking the launch of its “Family Encyclopedia”, under aegis and in presence of Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al- Sabah. The ceremony marking one of the most prestigious accomplishments of the committee, which branches out under the Amiri Diwan, was held at Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) ceremony hall in Sharq.
Patron of the ceremony Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah in his inaugural address stressed the care Islam urges to family unity and family affairs. He said “our faith has provided us with guidelines that ensure rights of all individuals are protected, be they husbands or wives, fathers or sons, mothers or daughters, and so on. It is out of this belief in the role of the family unit in the overall function and advancement of society that we announce issue of this encyclopedia … “an exceptional feat made possible through much time and ceaseless effort”. And we hail committee and KFAS staff who collaborated on this colossal project,” he added. Also addressing those gathered for the event, Committee Chairman Dr. Khaled Mathkour Al-Mathkour said the family unit is a main concern for the committee.
He recalled that the late Amir His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had urged greatest care to preserve this unit and urged cooperation among all state bodies to conduct studies and issue reference works in this area. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad later gave the same stress and directives and so continued the project and the first few volumes were viewed by the Amir and the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. ‘The cooperation and coordination between the committee and KFAS was initiated through directives of His Highness the late Amir. ‘Dr Al-Mathkour expressed appreciation for the support and cooperation of KFAS former chairman Dr Ali Al-Shamlan and present Chairman Adnan Shihab-Eldin, under whose care the project was completed. ‘Deputy KFAS Chairman Mahmoud Yusuf Abdulrehim also addressed those attending and a speech was also given by Awqaf Public Foundation Secretary General Dr. Abdelmihsin Abdullah Al-Kharafi. — KUNA
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