Khalid Al-Muqrin, director of Majmaah University

Khalid Al-Muqrin
Updated 03 December 2019

Khalid Al-Muqrin, director of Majmaah University

  • Al-Muqrin obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and a doctorate in Islamic economics from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh
  • His consultation background includes conducting a study on the future of Islamic banks in cooperation with the International Association of Islamic Banks

Dr. Khalid Al-Muqrin has been the director of Majmaah University since Dec. 17, 2009.

Al-Muqrin obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and a doctorate in Islamic economics from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, where he also held administrative positions such as head, and later dean, of the economics and administrative sciences department, and vice-chancellor for student affairs.

His teaching experience includes economic thought, Zakat economics, Islamic economics, the economics of the Kingdom and the Islamic world, and industrial economics, among others.

Al-Muqrin has also mediated many research journals and scientific conferences and has participated in a number of seminars and meetings. He has appeared on several radio programs and TV shows to express his views on economic issues.

His consultation background includes conducting a study on the future of Islamic banks in cooperation with the International Association of Islamic Banks. He has also conducted several studies for the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and participated in the scientific committee of the Islamic financial markets symposium.

Al-Muqrin is also a member of the Society of the Saudi Economy.


Saudi FM says Israeli passport holders cannot visit kingdom

Updated 28 January 2020

Saudi FM says Israeli passport holders cannot visit kingdom

  • Said Israel policy unchanged
  • Israel on Sunday said that its citizens could now travel to Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia confirmed on Monday that Israeli passport holders were not permitted to enter the Kingdom.

Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the policy was unchanged despite Israel saying on Sunday that its citizens could now travel to Saudi Arabia.

“Our policy is fixed,” Prince Faisal told CNN. “We do not have relations with the state of Israel, and Israeli passport holders cannot visit the Kingdom at the current time.

“When a peace agreement is reached between the Palestinians and the Israelis, I believe the issue of Israel’s involvement in the region will be on the table.”

Analysts said the statements by both countries were significant as US President Donald Trump prepared to unveil his Middle East peace plan in Washington.

“Israel wanted to fool the Arabs, and to put Saudi Arabia in a difficult position, saying they had resolved the issue with the Kingdom and were ready for peace,” the Saudi political analyst Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri told Arab News.

“But the Kingdom is saying, ‘No, you cannot visit until there is a solution,’ and we will find out tomorrow if the Trump peace plan is that solution.”

The 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, calling for normal Arab relations with Israel in return for its withdrawal from occupied land, was the benchmark, Al-Shehri said.

“If they are going to override the Arab Peace Initiative without a workable alternative, then of course the Kingdom will not establish diplomatic relations.”