Dr. Shaheem receives honorary award from Medina University

Former Islamic Minister Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed has been awarded the most prestigious award given to graduates of the Islamic University of Medina.

The award was presented to Shaheem by Faisal bin Salman, son of the Emir of Medina and King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz, at a special ceremony held at the Medina Islamic University on Wednesday.

The award, named Jaizatul Khirrijinarruwwad, is the highest award given by the Islamic University of Medina in recognition of its alumni who are making outstanding contributions and demonstrating leadership skills around the world.

Shaheem will be attending the 58th graduation ceremony of Medina Islamic University as a special guest during his current visit to Saudi Arabia to receive his award. He is also scheduled to hold discussions with senior officials of the Medina Islamic University to provide more opportunities for Maldivian students to study at the university.

Shaheem has previously received a prestigious award given to alumni of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), the Alumni and Leadership Award.

Dr. Shaheem is the head of the Islamic Organization for Culture and Civilization (IOCC), a national organization established in the Maldives modeled on the international organization in Saudi Arabia, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Shaheem has served as the Islamic Minister of the Maldives, the Chancellor of the Islamic University of Maldives (IUM), and Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).