25 January 2020
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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.


Views and Experiences in Dealing With Heritage Texts from Ibn Khaldūn’s Book al-ʿIbar and Others

By Ibrahim Chabbouh

In this book, the reader will find how the historical events and the challenging trials experienced by Ibn Khaldūn profoundly influenced the authoring of his major work, Kitāb al-‘Ibar. In fact, three major phases marked the inception, formation and maturity of Ibn Khaldūn’s life and work, namely the Tunisian phase, . . .

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Ibn al-‘Adīm al-‘Uqaylī and his "History of Aleppo"

By al-Mahdi Eid al-Rawadieh

Following the publication of Dr Al-Mahdi Eid Al-Rawadieh’s critical edition of “Bughyat al-Ṭalab fī Tārīkh Ḥalab” authored by Ibn al-‘Adīm, Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation organised a lecture marking the occasion. This aimed to elucidate the book’s themes and content, and shed light on its merit and novelty. The editor, Dr . . .



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

By Qasim al-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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