In an effort to widen its scope in its relationships with other foundations which share common interests, and with the aim of strengthen the bonds of friendship and collaboration, Al-Furqan hosted, at its headquarters in London, the meeting of the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG), which is a part of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation, located in Manchester.
The meeting took place on 24th May 2012 and was chaired by Prof. Dr. Salim al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science Technology and Civilisation.
The meeting began with a lecture, entitled MS Leiden 2070 as an example of the transmission of knowledge from Greek and Syriac into Arabic, Latin, and Hebrew, delivered by Prof. Dr. Peter Pormann, professor of Greek and Arabic Studies at the University of Manchester.
Prof. Dr. Peter Pormann delivering his lecture on the Transfer of Knowledge
After the group ended its meeting, all participants attended an open lecture delivered by Prof Dr. François Deroche, entitled Islamic Manuscript Studies in the 21st Century, which was organised jointly by the two foundations.