Higher Education Institution “Hëna e Plotë” Bedër organizes the awarding ceremony of the title “Doctor Honoris Causa” to Mr. H. Selim MUÇA, Chairman of the Muslim Community of Albania during the period 2004-2014.
This activity joint together representatives from religious communities in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, representatives of diplomatic organs situated in Tirana, numerous representatives from media, and academicians and various representatives of Albanian culture and art.
The Rector of Beder University, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana in his welcoming speech highly honored the personality of the Chairman of the Muslim Community of Albania about his values and contribution in the promotion of faith, harmony and interfaith tolerance in our country. Also, he mentioned the contribution of Mr. Muça in the foundation of the institution that he represents.
He said “It was his vision, goals and persistent work that set up this higher education institution in 2011 and the Department of Islamic Sciences as part of it, by enabling the complete education within Albania to all the young generation that wish to be educated in the field of Islamic theology. I am sure that this contribution is and will continue to be part of the history of our institution”.
Whereas, the Chairman of Muslim Community of Albania Mr. Skënder Bruçaj in his welcoming speech emphasized the collaboration of Muslim religious communities in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia over years. According to him, the product of such a close collaboration between these institutions is further developing the involvement of Islam in education, culture and other areas of the society. He evaluated Mr. Muça as a missionary that must be considered an example for his contribution with regard to that.
He concluded “It is a great honor to me to lead the Muslim Community of Albania following two prominent personalities of Islam such as Hafiz Sabri Koçi and H. Selim Muça”.
The World Dedebaba of Bektashi Dede Edmond Brahimaj and the Chairman of Islamic Community of Kosovo Mr. Naim Tërnava had their word in the honor of the personality of the Honorary Chairman of the Muslim Community as well. They shared precious memories of the collaboration between the institutions they represent and Muslim Community due to the leading of H. Selim Muça.
Then, Prof. Assoc. Dr. Rahim Ombashi read to the attendees the reviewer for the academic title "Doctor Honoris Causa".
By the end of the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana gave to the Honorary Chairman of Muslim Community of Albania Mr. Hajji Selim Muça the award "Doctor Honoris Causa" motivated by his outstanding contribution in the establishment of the values of faith and strengthening coexistence and harmony between different faiths in Albania.