19 November 2017
30 Safar 1439
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Lectures on Manuscripts

In order to strengthen its links with those who are interested in the Islamic heritage and culture, the Foundation has inaugurated a series of public lectures which draw on topics that connect the Islamic heritage with the concerns of contemporary society, such as spiritual and intellectual issues in the Muslim world.

In this section you will find the monographs of the public lectures organised by the Foundation in the topics related to the subject of Islamic manuscripts, presented by experts and scholars in the field. You will also be able to view the gallery of events as well as listen to the lectures when available.


The Critical Edition of Manuscripts: Past, Present and Future - English version

By Qasim Samarrai

This lecture focuses in brief on the history of the critical editing of Islamic manuscripts, to include present and future research, with particular attention given to works conducted by orientalists. In this book the author highlights the skills of an editor involved in critically editing a manuscript. He also lists . . .

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Palaeographical Aspects of Qurʾānic Manuscripts and the Qurʾānic Fragments of the University of Birmingham

By Qasim al-Samarrai

This lecture took place in London, on 23rd November 2015, and resonated with the news that materialised earlier that year about the discovery of some fragments of Qur’an kept at the Mingana Collection in the Birmingham University Library. The assertion that the document - kept at Birmingham University - is . . .



Perspectives on the Methodologies of Critical Editing of Arabic Manuscripts

By Bashar Awwad Marouf

This book follows the lecture delivered by one of the major experts in the field of critical editing, Dr Bashar Awwad Ma’rouf, on Wednesday, 2 March 2016, titled “Introduction to Editing Manuscripts”, within the framework of the Tenth Training Course on Editing, organised by Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, in cooperation . . .


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