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Prince Ghazi opens 18th conference of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, HRH Prince Ghazi, His Majesty’s Chief Adviser for Religious and Cultural Affairs and personal envoy, on Monday opened the 18th General Conference of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought. 
In his opening address, Prince Ghazi, who is chairman of the institute’s board of trustees, paid tribute to the “colleagues who passed away since the previous conference in 2016” and welcomed new members of the institute by name, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. 
During the inauguration, the prince announced the first award on Islamic thought will be won by the best researcher on the topic in English or Arabic, noting that the application deadline for the prize is January 1, 2020. 
At the inauguration, Prince Ghazi presented the winner, Mohammed Othman from Pakistan, with the King Abdullah I Bin Al Hussein International Award.
The three-day event, held every three years, will bring together 70 scholars from 30 Arab and foreign countries to discuss 31 research papers.   
The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought was established in 1980 and comprises 120 members who are senior scholars from 36 countries. 

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