Agreement of Understanding and co-operation with the Islamic Research Centre (ISAM)

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An agreement of understanding and co-operation between Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation and the Islamic Research Centre (ISAM)

Mr Sali Shahsivari and Dr Mehmet Akif Aydin

In the proceedings of the Training Course on Critical Editing, organised by the Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts at Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Islamic Research Centre (ISAM), titled “The Principles of Editing the Heritage Text”, and given both organisations’ belief in the importance of consolidating the ties of co-operation and exchanging scientific experiences, with the objective of achieving their common goals, the two organisations signed an agreement of co-operation and understanding on Monday, 27 January 2014, at the Islamic Research Centre’s (ISAM) headquarters in Istanbul.

The agreement was signed by Mr Sali Shahsivari, Managing Director of Al-Furqān, and Dr Mehmet Akif Aydin, Director of the Islamic Research Centre (ISAM).

The agreement stipulated collaboration and exchange of scientific experiences in the area of preserving Islamic heritage, particularly the written heritage, through cataloguing, critical editing, publishing, researching the means to protect and preserve heritage, and employing all means to raise the level of civilisational awareness of workers in these domains, as well as co-operating jointly in organising conferences, seminars, and training courses in the different fields relating to heritage, and the exchange of various scientific publications; each party also agreed to invite the other to its conferences and seminars.