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09 September 2018 Lecture by the Nigerian Center for Arabic Research’s Director, At Al Khalifiyah Library
Lecture by the Nigerian Center for Arabic Research’s Director, At Al Khalifiyah Library

As part of Kingdom of Bahrain role to spread knowledge and reach out to the large public, a lecture titled “The State of Arabic Islamic Culture in Africa” by Dr. Alkhidru Abdul Baaq Mohammed, President of the Nigerian Center for Arabic Research, will be held on Wednesday, 12 September, at 8pm at Al-Khalifiyah Library in Muharraq. The lecture will be conducted in Arabic. Free admission

Dr. Alkhidru Abdul Baaq Mohammed will give an historical background of the spread of the language and Islam in Africa, mentioning the great African Muslim empires, centers, and scholars who played a great role in spreading the religion and its language. The lecture which comes as part of Bahrain’s Authority for Culture & Antiquities celebrations of Muharraq as the Capital of Islamic Culture 2018.

Worth to mention that Dr. Khidr Abdul Baqi Muhammad is a Nigerian citizen, born in the 1970 and Associate Professor and Sub -Dean, Department of Professional Journalism, Faculty of Information and Communication, in Imam Muhammad bn Saud Islamic University. He holds a PhD in International Journalism with grade of First Class, Specialist on International Journalism and Africo-Arabian Cultural Relation. He is the Director, Nigerian Centre for Arabic Researches, Nigeria. He has delivered lectures in a number of universities, academic and intellectual centres cut across various Arabia countries including : Saudi, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Sudan and France .

Among his experiences and memberships also we may mention that he is member, Executive Office, and chairman, Media committee of the Union of African Scholars, Bamako, Mali, member and former Assistant Secretary General for Asian and African Writers ‘Society in Cairo , member, committee of Naif Medal Award for Sunnah and Contemporary Studies in Islam, Saudi. He is also Co-coordinator of academic relation, Arab Tongue Society for Arabic Language Welfare in African Universities, Cairo, Member, Saudi Society for Public Relations and Information, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Consultant, African Readings Magazine, Riyadh, Member, Team of Consultants for an Academic Forum tagged :” Towards strategization of Cultural and Intellectual Peace in the Islamic World “., Naif Arabic University for Peace Studies in the period between 28 -30 October, 2013, Riyadh.

Dr. Khidr Abdul Baqi Muhammad was honored by the Award for service to Arabic Language in Africa , by the League of Arab States, Cairo, 2005, the Academic Performance Award by African Union, 2006 and the Medal Award for National Contributions in the Service to African Matters, by Asian and African Writers ‘Society, Cairo, 2006. He has to his credit both published and unpublished academic studies and researches more than 20, and has attended various intellectual and academic seminars and conferences spread across local, national and international ones.


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