HE Dr Gaith bin Mubarak Al Kuwari

Minister of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs

Biography

His Excellency Dr Gaith bin Mubarak Al Kuwari was appointed Minister of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs in 2013.

Career

In 2008, His Excellency the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs was appointed Director of Planning and Follow Up at the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.

Between 2006 and 2008, His Excellency the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs served as Director of Dawa at the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.

Between 1996 and 2000, His Excellency the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs served as Head of the Dawa and Guidance Section at the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.

Education

His Excellency the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has a BA in Islamic Sharia from the Al-Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University in the UAE. He also has an MA in Islamic Sciences from Dar Al-Hadith Al-Hassaniya and a PhD in Islamic Studies from Ibn Tufail University in Morocco.

Responsibilities

His Excellency the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs has overall responsibility for all Endowments and Islamic Affairs issues, including:

  • Spreading Islamic culture and education, increasing religious awareness, and demonstrating the impact of Islam on the development of human civilisation
  • Overviewing the endowments department, the Zakat charity fund, and the building and licensing of mosques
  • Supervising the education of the Holy Quran and overviewing the procedures for Al Haj pilgrimage

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