2nd Int’l Conference on Mosque Architecture set

Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz

KUALA LUMPUR — Under the generous patronage of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the General Secretariat of the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture is organizing the second International Conference on Mosque Architecture. To be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Nov. 25-27, 2019, the conference is organized in cooperation with several partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and relevant international organizations.

This year, the conference is under the title ‘Future Mosque Architecture’ and continues the important scientific project carried out by the General Secretariat of the award to develop mosque architecture on the local, regional and global levels. The Award Secretariat previously organized the first International Conference on Mosque Architecture in 2016 in cooperation with Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in Dammam. The conference was attended by specialists and stakeholders in the field of Islamic architectural development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and worldwide. The 2019 conference will feature nine keynote speakers and around 45 scientific research specialists from around the world.

According to the Secretariat of the award, which fosters the development of mosque architecture globally, the conference will be preceded on Nov. 20-24 by the international jury meeting for the third cycle of the award to evaluate the technical reports on short-listed mosques. The winning mosques will be announced in March 2020 at a grand ceremony in Riyadh under the patronage of the Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz.

Commenting on the conference, the Secretary General of the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture Dr. Mashari Al Naeem noted that the conference is an outcome of the award, which works on promoting and developing mosque architecture on a global scale within Al Fozan’s CSR initiatives, which are embodied in the award’s continued support for the efforts of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance in fostering mosques, thereby confirming the Kingdom’s role in spreading knowledge and promoting Islamic culture. — SG