Aiming to promote science and technology along with introducing Muslim scholars as role models within the international arena, the MSTF, with the contribution of 330 legal and individual science and technology benefactors, could raise more than 3.2 million dollars to finance this international scientific Prize.
MSTF Media reports:
Referring to the contribution made by 330 international members toward financing the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize within the one-year period since launching the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize Investment and Endowment Fund (MPIEF), Omrani, the head of Mustafa(pbuh) Prize Executive Committee, stated that science and technology benefactors were honored with Khadem al-Mustafa(pbuh) insignia and with a capital increase in MPIEF to more than 3.2 million dollars the development of science and technology in the Islamic world became attainable.
“Members of Khadem al-Mustafa(pbuh) community made giant lasting strides by contributing to Mustafa(pbuh) science and technology foundation (MSTF) financing institution which pursues the vision of ‘becoming the largest investment institution for developing science and technology in the Islamic world’. The members aimed at funding the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize 2015 as well as supporting the development of science and technology in the Islamic world”, Omrani added.
He reiterated that the financing institution of MSTF succeeded in attracting investment in science and technology development activities such as holding “Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) in Islamic Countries” in Malaysia which was attended by over 30 leading scholars from the Islamic world. Having such achievements in its one-year performance report, this Foundation will faster pave the way for science and technology development in the Islamic world in the coming years.
Outlining other activities undertaken in the Secretariat of the MSTF, Omrani said that strengthening the role of science and technology endowment and vows has been among the major objectives of the MSTF “We have used communication capacities to put scientific and promotional programs into effect. In doing so, we participated in 8 important national scientific events and introduced the MSTF and the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize accordingly and tried to interact with the media more than ever in order to use media communications too”.
The head of Mustafa(pbuh) Prize Executive Committee further stated that crowdfunding relying on Khadem al-Mustafa(pbuh) community can offer a novel idea and present a good model for honoring great scholars of the Islamic world and encourage benevolent benefactors to support the development of science and technology within the context of endowment and vows. This will lead to the emergence of “a new Islamic civilization” and the restoration of the authority of the Muslim world.
“The first round of the Mustafa(pbuh) Prize was held in 2015 concurrent with the Islamic Unity Week initiating a move to promote science in the Islamic world. The Prize welcomes scholars from the Islamic world, Muslim scholars throughout the world, and scientists who are citizens of Islamic countries”, Omrani stressed in the end.