—The topic of this paper begins with the establishment of the Islamic University in Madinah in 1961 and ends with the end of the reign of Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia in 1974. The paper deals with the reasons why the Islamic University was interested in granting scholarships to Ethiopian students, the types of these scholarships, terms of admission, the distribution of scholarships, the way the university selects students, the number of successful students, and the establishment of an association between the university and alumni.
The paper depended on various resources such as the unpublished Egyptian documents that are found in the House of Egyptian National Archives. These documents include national archives and the archives of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These are unpublished governmental papers that are available to researchers according to certain rules and instructions. The paper also relied on the unpublished documents of Sheikh Hassanein Mohamed Makhlouf who is the former Grand Mufti. He kept the documents and reports of the Islamic University Council as he was one of its members. These were a collection of documents that have never been researched before. The researcher perused them at a library carrying the name of Sheikh Makhlouf at his native village, Beny Adi, Asyut Governorate, Upper Egypt.
—Ethiopia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, education, scholarships, Islamic University, cultural history.
M. S. E. S. Abdel-Rahman is with the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Assiut University, Egypt (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Mohamed Saad Eldeen Sayed Abdel-Rahman, "Scholarships Granted by the Islamic University to Ethiopian Students (1961-1974)," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 10-14, 2017.