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  Amir opens Abdullah Al-Salem University

HH the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attended and patronized the inauguration ceremony of Abdullah Al-Salem University (AASU) in Shuwaikh. The ceremony was attended by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Dr Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, President of the Court of Cassation Dr Adel Bouresli, and senior state officials. The minister of education and scientific research, Dr Adel Al-Adwani, emphasized the importance of investment in human resources, reforming education, and training youth for a competitive market.

The political leadership's continuous support contributed to the establishment of Kuwait University (KU), the nation's first university, during the reign of late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah. AASU, named after Kuwait's 11th ruler, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, was named after him. The university has three colleges: Business and Entrepreneurship, Computing and Systems, and Engineering and Energy, as well as integration studies. The university aims to provide a broad spectrum of scientific and knowledge to support the country's renaissance and development.

  Kuwait PM stresses resolve to continue combating corruption

PM stresses resolve to continue combating corruption KUWAIT -- His Highness the Premier said the government is considering carrying out with the high-speed train project to transport passengers and goods between Riyadh and Kuwait, adding that its cost is reasonable and takes into account environmental safety. His Highness the Amir's visit to the Sultanate of Oman witnessed the inauguration of al-Duqm Refinery, overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea, the Premier said, noting it is one of the pioneering projects that could be expanded in the future, and pointing out that it links Kuwait's oil exports to the world. His Highness the Amir also held talks with brothers in Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE on enhancing security, political and economic bonds and ties for wider horizons, His Highness the Premier concluded.

  The Kuwait Fund for Development has contributed to financing more than 1,000 projects over a period of 61 years

The Kuwait Fund for Development participated in an event held by the Permanent Delegation of Kuwait to the United Nations at its headquarters in New York, which brought together the Fund and many parties concerned with development affairs in Latin American and Caribbean countries and island countries. During the event, the Fund’s delegation reviewed its development contributions around the world and in this region in particular. In addition to explaining the mechanism for providing loans to finance development projects.

Acting Director General of the Kuwait Fund for Development, Walid Shamlan Al-Bahar, confirmed in a speech he delivered during the event that the Fund, as the development arm of the Kuwaiti government, has contributed to financing development projects for Arab countries and other developing countries for more than 61 years, in order to support their efforts aimed at strengthening social and economic development plans. For their people. In the same context, Al-Bahr added that the Fund has expanded the geographical scope of its operations over the past decades, to include more than 105 countries, noting that these countries have benefited from more than 1,000 loan agreements.

In turn, the representative of the permanent delegation, Ambassador Tariq Al-Bannai, said: Development was and remains the basic pillar of the United Nations system and the national plans of each of our countries. The Fund was established in 1961 to represent Kuwait’s means of contributing to the development of friendly countries around the world, as it symbolizes the support of our people. To improve the lives of others, and today's event is an integral part of our principled foreign policy to promote South-South cooperation and share in the blessings that God has bestowed on our nation.

Next Ramadan crescent Cannot Be Seen in Kuwaiti Skies

The Al-Ajiri Scientific Center has announced that the next crescent for the month of Ramadan will not be visible in the sky of Kuwait. They explained that this year, Ramadan will have a spring-like atmosphere, falling in the winter season for the next 9 years. According to their calculations, Ramadan will start falling in the winter seasons from next year onwards, with a return to coincide with the days of Al-Murabbaniyah in 4 other years starting from 2028. The weather during this time is expected to be moderate and cold until 2034.

Changes in Ramadan Seasons

The beginning of Ramadan during the winter season will bring different seasons, with longer night hours compared to daylight hours. This will result in shorter fasting hours, which are usually longer during the summer months. The year 1445 AH - 2024 AD will mark the last Ramadan in the spring season, with a return to this season after 27 years.

Sighting of the Crescent

The center confirmed that it was impossible to see the crescent of Ramadan this year in Kuwait, based on specific criteria related to its visibility in the sky. The fasting hours this year will be 13 hours and 10 minutes, with the dawn call to prayer at 4:44 in the morning, decreasing by one minute each day. The Maghrib call to prayer will be at 5:54 in the evening.


  “Hofath” Ramadan Celebrations in Mosques

The Kuwaiti Charitable Society (Hofath) is gearing up for its eighth Ramadan project to celebrate Ramadan nights in mosques. The project includes various activities such as Ramadan lessons, Qur’anic competitions, and Iftar tables for fasting individuals.

Preparations for Ramadan

The Hofath Association has completed its preparations for Ramadan, focusing on charitable and Quranic projects. They aim to serve the Qur’an and provide support to those in need during the holy month.

  “Al-Hayat Charity” Ramadan Campaign

Al-Hayat Charity Association is set to launch its Ramadan campaign for the current year, focusing on promoting solidarity and compassion among Muslims. The campaign includes various charitable and humanitarian projects to support communities in need.

Projects and Programs

The association’s projects range from iftar meals to clothing for orphans, aiming to provide a decent life for those affected by economic crises and conflicts. Last year, the association supported over 185,000 beneficiaries during Ramadan.

Donations can be made through the association’s website or hotline.

Kuwaiti Union of Charitable Societies and Foundations condemn Israeli Aggression

The Kuwaiti Union of Charitable Societies and Organizations strongly condemned the Israeli occupation's bombing of a Kuwaiti aid truck in the Gaza Strip. They emphasized the importance of protecting humanitarian workers in Gaza and ensuring their safety and basic human rights. The attack on the aid truck goes against humanitarian values and principles agreed upon internationally.

Support for Relief Efforts

The head of the Federation of Charitable Societies and Organizations, Saad Al-Otaibi, expressed solidarity with charities providing relief in Gaza. He reaffirmed support for their efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to those in need. The Federation is committed to assisting civilians in humanitarian crises.

Kuwait Foreign Minister Demands Occupation Abuse Stoppage

Foreign Minister Abdullah Al-Yahya called for an immediate stop to the occupation's aggression and urged for international protection for the Palestinian people. Discussions at the Arab League Council meeting focused on supporting joint Arab action and addressing the challenges in the region, particularly the events in Gaza and the occupied territories. Cooperation between Arab countries, friendly nations, and international organizations was also discussed.

“Social Reform” launches the “Musnad” Center for Sharia Sciences

The Social Reform Society in Jahra Branch just opened the Musnad Center for Sharia Sciences. This center is all about teaching and spreading knowledge about Sharia, which is super important in their society. Dr. Salem Hamad Al-Qahtani, the President of the Social Reform Society, talked about how crucial it is to focus on Sharia culture.

New Beginnings

The head of the Da’wah and Sharia Education Sector, Khaled Mufarreh, mentioned that this center is just the beginning of many projects they have planned. They want to make sure everyone in Kuwait, especially students interested in Sharia sciences, have access to this knowledge. The center will cover a wide range of topics like hadiths, jurisprudence, principles of jurisprudence, Quran interpretation, and more.

Future Projects

Mufreh also shared that they have more projects in the works to reach different age groups in Kuwaiti society. The first activity at the Musnad Center was reading a book called “The Virtues of the Month of Ramadan” by Ibn Shaheen. It was read by Sheikh Dr. Wahib Khoj Al-Taymi Al-Makki, who is an expert in Sharia and Arabic sciences.

The 27th Endowment Forum kicks off today under the slogan “30 Years of Leadership”

Another exciting event happening in Kuwait is the 27th Endowment Forum. This forum is all about celebrating the 30 years of leadership in the Waqf sector. The General Secretariat of Endowments is hosting this forum to highlight the contributions of Waqf in Kuwait and Islamic societies.

Important Achievements

The forum will showcase the achievements of the Secretariat over the past 30 years, including investment, advocacy, and strategic planning. They want to share their success stories and the impact they have had on Kuwaiti society. The forum will also feature experts from inside and outside Kuwait to share their knowledge.

Charitable societies discussed with the Al-Azhar delegation scholarship opportunities for expatriates to Egypt

Lastly, Kuwaiti charitable societies met with a delegation from Al-Azhar University to talk about scholarship opportunities for students from Arab and Islamic countries. These students faced challenges in their home countries and came to Egypt to study at Al-Azhar University. The goal is to provide educational and rehabilitation opportunities for these students.

The Charitable Organization in Kuwait appreciates the cultural role of Al-Azhar University and is working with them to support students from all over the Islamic world. They want to provide educational opportunities for those in need and promote a moderate Islamic culture.

  Honoring Winners of Al-Kharafi Quran Memorization Competition

The Al-Kharafi Quran Memorization Competition recently honored its winners in its 25th session. The competition, held annually under the patronage of former Kuwait University Director Dr. Fayza Al-Kharafi, saw participation from 47 nationalities with over 3,500 male and female contestants.

Nada Al-Kharafi's Speech

Nada Al-Kharafi, representing the ceremony's sponsor, expressed her joy in honoring the winners. She thanked Dr. Fayza Al-Kharafi for sponsoring the competition and emphasized the importance of children memorizing the Holy Qur’an. She also thanked various organizations for their efforts in caring for the contestants.

Competition Growth

The competition, initially local, has grown internationally with increasing participation each year. It was initiated by Jassim Al-Kharafi in 1997 and is now organized by the "House of the Qur’an" in Fahaheel.

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