On Wednesday 28th November 2012, Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation organised a public lecture on “The Critical Edition of Manuscripts; Past, Present and Future”, delivered by Professor Qasim al-Samarrai, professor of Arabic & Islamic studies.
After the reception and the opening words, Mr. Sharaf Yamani, member of the Al-Furqān Board of Directors, gave a short brief on Al-Furqān's main work and achievements in the field of the Critical Edition of Manuscripts. He emphasised the fact that Al-Furqān has so far published 17 edited manuscripts in 36 volumes and has organised 3 international training courses on editing.
The keynote speaker in this public event was Professor Qasim al-Samarrai, professor of Arabic & Islamic studies.His lecture on “The Critical Edition of Manuscripts; Past, Present and Future” was very well received. He gave an insightful view on the history of the critical edition of manuscripts; the required qualifications for an editor; the history of editing Arabic works by orientalists, and the history of printing. The lecture was followed by a very interesting discussion on the topic.
At the end of the event, the new website of the Foundation was launched. Through the website, our visitors can have direct and instant access to the world of Al-Furqān and its centres.