Abdul Rahman Al-Sumait

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July 5, 2022

Abd al-Rahman Hammoud al-Sumait (1366 AH / October 15, 1947 - Shawwal 8 1434 AH / August 15, 2013) was a Kuwaiti preacher and founder of the Direct Aid Society - the former African Muslims Committee - and Chairman of its Board of Directors, where he assumed the position of Secretary General of the African Muslims Committee in 1981 and continued at the head of the Society Until it changed its name to the Direct Aid Society in 1999, and he is the head of the Council for Islamic Research and Studies. He also published four books; Labeik Africa, a tear for Africa, a letter to my son, Arabs and Muslims in Madagascar, in addition to many researches, working papers and hundreds of articles published in various newspapers. 1980 and the Kuwaiti Joint Committee for Relief 1987, a founding member of the International Islamic Charitable Organization, a founding member of the International Islamic Council for Preaching and Relief, a member of the Kuwaiti Al-Najat Charitable Society, a member of the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society, editor-in-chief of Al-Kawthar magazine specialized in African affairs, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Call Organization in Sudan, and a member Board of Trustees of the University of Science and Technology in Yemen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the College of Education in Zanzibar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies in Kenya, and Chairman of the Center for Charitable Work Studies until his death. Africa, the first specialized Islamic institution in 1981, and the Kuwait Relief Committee, which contributed to saving more than 320 thousand He was a Muslim from starvation and death in Sudan, Mozambique, Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti during the 1984 famine. He also held the position of Secretary-General of the African Muslims Committee since its founding, which became the largest Arab Islamic organization operating in Africa. More than 11 million people embraced Islam in Africa after spending more than 29 years in which Islam spreads, i.e., approximately 972 Muslims per day on average. Before becoming active in development charitable work, he was a doctor specializing in internal diseases and digestive system, graduating from the University of Baghdad after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, and then obtained a diploma in diseases of hot areas from the University of Liverpool in 1974 and completed his postgraduate studies at McGill University in Canada, specializing in internal diseases and the digestive system. - To be the nucleus of the educational endowment for