The Institute of Manuscripts and Revival of Islamic Heritage at Umm Al-Qura University organized a foundational course on the principles of the verification of heritage within the framework of the celebration marking the Arabic Manuscript Day. The course is held under the theme, "Reviving Medical Manuscripts", and is presented by Dr. Hasan Al-Uthman in the institute's training hall in Al-Abdiyyah, and in the library training hall in the female section.
During the course, Dr. Al-Uthman discussed six topics, including how to explore the text of the manuscript, identify its different reading levels, the text library, its service, study of the origins of textual differences, and the text references and traditions. The course is aimed at researchers and postgraduate students interested in the science of manuscripts and the verification of texts, in order to introduce them to this science and the procedures in the verification of texts, and to explain the structure of the Arabic manuscript and textual references.
His Excellency Dr. Sa`id bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, the Dean of the Institute of Manuscripts and Revival of Islamic Heritage, pointed out that the celebration of the Arabic Manuscript Day under the theme, "Reviving Medical Manuscripts", is being carried out for the purpose of bringing all the colleges of the institute together in order to revive the Islamic heritage in a way that achieves the vision of the Saudi Kingdom 2030. In addition, it aims at enabling the medical colleges have recourse to medical manuscripts to revive them and also identify their value, and use the old term to develop the modern medical term in order to evaluate and enrich the explanation of frameworks and principles of sciences.
Dr. Al-Ghamdi added that the celebration aims at introducing the professors of the medical colleges and their students to the heritage in their field of specialization, as well as carrying out the vital role of the university to revive the Islamic heritage. He also praised the support and attention provided by His Excellency Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, President of the University, to the different programs and activities of the institute.
It is worth mentioning that the course will last for three days, during which participants will learn how to explore symbols and abbreviations referring to the text as well as how to explore symbols and abbreviations referring to text correction, and learn about symbols and abbreviations, in general. They will also be taught how to document the title, and recognize the difference between inscription and text indexing.