AIT staff visited Zagatala branch of Baku Islamic University and Aliabad Islamic College

20 May, 2019

The academic staff of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology met with the students of Zagatala branch of Baku Islamic University and Aliabad Islamic College in the frame of promotional events organized in Zagatala district.

Malik Bilalov, Director of Zagatala branch of Baku Islamic University, welcomed the meeting participants and expressed his gratitude to the guests for their visit. Speaking briefly about the branch, Malik Bilalov mentioned educational process and subjects taught. The AIT officials furhter familiarized themselves with educational process and had discussions with students.

During the visit to Aliabad Islamic College, Samad Vahabov, Deputy Director of the College, informed the students about AIT. He emphasized that religious education has particular importance for struggling with religious radicalism and forming a healthy religious opinion.

Welcoming teachers and students, AIT rector Jeyhun Mammadov expressed his gratitude for the meeting. The Rector mentioned high religious and spiritual environment in the country, the formation of state-religion relations by national leader Heydar Aliyev and its successful development by President Ilham Aliyev. He stressed that the state attaches particular importance to the protection of religion and national values. The establishment of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology by President Ilham Aliyev’s Decree dated February 9, 2018 is a clear example of this.

The Rector mentioned the objectives and goals of the Institute, its activity directions and international relations.

Fidan Yusifova, Head of the Department of Graduate Studies at AIT, delivered a presentation informing the students about the admission rules to the Institute. She noted that the Institute will also admit students to MA and PhD levels. She noted that each student would benefit from the necessary conditions, tuition-free education and other privileges created by the state. Fidan Yusifova mentioned the opportunities for learning languages, scholarships, student life, summer and winter schools.

At the end of the meeting, the questions from students were responded.

The Institute officials visited the mosques located in Jar, Tala and Aliabad and familiarized themselves with religious places in the district.

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