MiSK launches new initiative to promote good social practices in Ramadan

File Photo Showing a street market in Riyadh (AFP)
Updated 17 May 2018
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MiSK launches new initiative to promote good social practices in Ramadan

  • The project is the first in a series of initiatives to promote noble values known to Saudis. 
  • The project will produce video clips that highlight and explain a holy verse and how it applies to a person's daily routine. 

LONDON: The MiSK Foundation has launched a new initiative calling on Saudi Arabian citizens and residents to uphold good behaviour and practice in society during the holy month of Ramadan.

The not-for-profit organization, founded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2011, launched "Misk Al-Qiyam" in order to promote 'good practices' during Ramadan and beyond.

The "Aya Wa Qeemah" — or "A Verse and its Value" — project is the first in a series of initiatives to promote noble values known to Saudis. 

The project will work to produce video clips that highlight and explain a holy verse and how it applies to a person's daily routine. 

The clips will be broadcast throughout Ramadan on a number of media outlets and social media platforms. 

The launch of this initiative reflects the belief to try and underpin society with good practices and values as part of promoting a better society in keeping with Vision 2030. 

Many of the clips will seek to remind people of basic tenets of religion which call for better human interaction, as well as raising awareness about patriotism, national questions as well as means to protect the environment, empower youth and promote productivity and positivity in society. 

MiSK has promised to launch more initiatives with "Misk al-Qiyam", stating the importance of values in influencing good behaviour among people in the community.


Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqeeli, vice rector at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

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Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqeeli, vice rector at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqeeli is the vice rector for applied studies and research at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran.

He has been published more than 100 times in reputable journals and given lectures at more than 35 conferences. He has been involved in research grants exceeding SR120 million ($32 million) supported by companies and institutions such as the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Aramco, KFUPM and Lockheed Martin Aircraft Industries.

Al-Aqeeli has 17 patents registered with the US Patent Office and three with the Gulf Patent Office. He got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from KFUPM and his doctorate in materials engineering from McGill University in Canada.

He worked in the materials, science, and engineering department of MIT as a postdoctoral fellow and was a research scientist at Harvard.

Al-Aqeeli has won several awards, including the Almarai prize from KACST for creative achievement in 2015 and the Arab Creativity Award from the Arab Thought Foundation that same year. He is a member of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, the American Society for Metals-International, and chairman of the board at the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering.

Female students of KFUPM represented the Kingdom at Intel ISEF 2019 in Arizona, US. They won five major awards. Shouq Faisal Madani received a scholarship from the University of Arizona. 

Commenting on the achievement of KFUPM students, Al-Aqeeli said: “We are proud of the students of the university.”

He also vowed to take measures to promote and nurture local talent.