25 May 2019
20 Ramadhan 1440
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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.


Late Arabic Scientific Commentaries: Their Role and their Originality : Works of Shams al-Dīn al-Khafrī (1550 C.E./956 A.H.) - English version

By George Saliba

The book at hand focuses on the importance of scientific commentaries, especially manuscripts on astronomy, authored between the thirteenth and the sixteenth century. Dr Saliba demonstrates that particular commentaries were distinguished by the introduction of new scientific thinking, and also a level of astronomical mathematical sophistication that outmatched any of . . .



The Critical Edition of Manuscripts: Past, Present and Future

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 . . .



The Arabic Manuscripts in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Countries

By Ahmed Chouqui Binebine

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shawqi Binebine presents a summary of the roles played by centres of learning, book repositories and the libraries in preserving the manuscript heritage of North Africa throughout the ages. He specifically focuses his attention on the Maghreb, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and countries of the Sub-Sahara. The work . . .


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