On the occasion of the 20th
Anniversary of its Centre for the Encyclopaedia of Makkah al-Mukarramah and
Madinah al-Munawwarah, Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation organised an
event, which consisted of:
1. Lecture on The Discovery of
the House of Khadeejah (may God be pleased with her) in Makkah al-Mukarramah,
delivered by Dr Abbas Saleh Tashkandy, former Professor of Library &
Information Science at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and
Secretary General and Chief Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Makkah al-Mukarramah
and Madinah al-Munawwarah.
Dr Tashkandy gave an insight into the history of the house
In his lecture, Dr Tashkandy gave
an insight into the history of the house throughout different periods of
history. He highlighted the fact that this blessed house stood for nearly
fourteen centuries, until its remains became hidden under the ground sometime
after 1344 A.H./1925 A.D. In the year 1989, with the support and supervision of
HE Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the Chairman of Al-Furqān, excavation works were
undertaken to uncover this important site.
The lecture was followed by
several questions from the distinguished audience regarding various aspects
covered by Dr Tashkandy.
2. Launch of the English version
of the book “The House of Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid (may God be pleased with
her) in Makkah al-Mukarramah”, written by HE Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. The book
is an architectural and scholarly study on the house belonging to Khadijah bint
Khuwaylid (may God be pleased with her), the respected wife of the Prophet Muḥammad
(peace be upon him).
The Arabic edition of this book
was launched in the year 2013.
This book is part of the academic
effort of the Al-Furqān Centre for the Encyclopaedia of Makkah al-Mukarramah
and Madinah al-Munawwarah, which was established in Jeddah, on 4th November
The event took place on Wednesday
26th November 2014, at the Al-Furqān headquarters in London.
Part of the audience