Hassan Mohammed H Makhethi
Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies of the Islamic Economics Institute, of the King Abdullah University
Hasan Al-Makhethi is the Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies of the Islamic Economics Institute, of the King Abdullah University. He obtained his PhD in Musim-Christian Relations writing on “Terrorism; its iImpact on Interreligious Dialogue,” from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. Dr. Al-Makhethi worked as an Imam and Muslim students advisor in Swansea University. In 2018, he participated in organising the Peace in Revealed Religions Conference in Oxford University. Hasan’s research interests are Muslim-Christian relations in the West; how terrorist attacks impact Muslims in the West; terrorism and its definition, reasons and how to counter it; and education’s role in fighting violence that leads to terrorism.
His guiding motto comes from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), “A Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hands people are safe.”
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
To Know Each another (لتعارفوا)
There are so many misconceptions about other religions, due to lack of diversity in Saudi Arabia, which leads to irrespective behaviors. The idea here is to raise issues for disscussions in order to correct misconceptions. I believe these corrections will lead to tolerance.
The main goal is to spread the culture of tolerance and IRD among the society. As mentioned above the people need to practice tolerance and to hear different views from people of other religions.
The project is designed mainly for Saudi people (university students), but regional people (from Egypt and Jordan for example) could join, I believe those participants (from Egypt and Jordan) would enrich conversations, as their countries are multi faith, so I expected Christians and Muslims will join. The reason behind the programme is a little help to change the society attitude towards one onother.
The content will be on different themes which enhances human relationships such as, Tolerance; what does it mean in your religion? Human interaction, social activities with others, if someone from different religion needs your help would you help him/her and why?