Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities will organise a training programme for imams and preachers, in cooperation with the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments and the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, through the Municipal Community Center in Khalifa City.

The programme aims to develop the skills and capabilities of imams and preachers to the highest standards possible, including enhancing their recitation and rhetorical skills. In addition, the participants will also be trained in the use of a wide range of technological tools and research best practices to complement their training.

Dr. Khaled Al Dhaheri, Chancellor of Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities, affirmed the higher education institution’s commitment to providing continuing education programmes that will help professionals in various fields enhance their skills and improve the quality of their services.

Dr. Al Dhaheri said: “Capacity building and enhancing professional qualifications are some of the most important programs of the university, done in collaboration with strategic partners to supplement its academic degree programmes.

“Both are delivered in accordance with the highest education quality and help consolidate the university’s leading position in this tertiary education and professional training sectors.”

In addition, Dr. Al Dhaheri pointed out the significance of the training programme for imams and preachers because it targets an important segment of society, who are considered thought leaders and highly respected opinion makers, as well as primary advocates for spreading love and peace in addition to promoting the values of moderation, tolerance, and openness.

The programme begins in early February and will last for five months. It will be participated in by a selected number of imams and preachers from across the UAE. The training was carefully designed by experts from the university along with its partner institutions and will cover 13 courses over 360 hours of study.