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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.


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 Al-Rawadieh, . . .



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 . . .



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 . . .


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