This book holds 11 papers and studies that were presented in four sessions within the proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts (part of the Al-Furqān Foundation) on the topic of “Editing Islamic Manuscripts on Science”, such as mathematics, astronomy, medicine and other areas.
The first session looked at the manuscripts of science and their editing method. The second session focused on “The Editing of Manuscripts on Astronomy”. Several papers were presented which discussed in detail the editing of the major works in this field. Among these were the works of Thābit bin Qurrah, as well as the Andalucían and Maghreb manuscripts. The problem of critical verification of Zaij was also addressed. The third session looked at “The Editing of Manuscripts on Mathematics”, which included several papers on geometrical figures in Arabic manuscripts and Ibn al-Haytham Works on Optics (al-Baṣariyāt).
The conference was concluded with two papers, one on “The Arabic Definitions of Scientific Terminology in Arabic Manuscripts” and the second on “The Editing and Publication of Manuscripts on Medicine”.