The College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, represented by the Deanship for Training and Community Service, held a course entitled: "Authorship Methods and Book Making in the Islamic Civilization", at Al-Jafali Hall 2. The course was presented by Prof. Adnan Al-Harthi on Wednesday, 16 Rabi` Al-Awwal, 1441 A.H., at 10 a.m.
At the beginning of the course, His Excellency Prof. Adnan Al-Harthi shed light on the early beginning of book making and authorship, and the locations where early libraries were established in the Arab countries and the Levant. Moreover, he touched upon the book writing and transcription movement in Makkah, stressing the participation of women in the transcription process. He underlined that the emergence of book writing in the Muslim World dates back to the era of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Later, Muslims translated many of the books of the Greeks and Romans into Arabic; the number of the translated manuscripts amounted to (7) million manuscripts.
The course was attended by a number of faculty members and a group of students. Her Excellency the Vice Dean of the College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies for Training and Community Service (female section), Dr. Maha Al-Utaibi, expressed her sincere thanks and appreciation to His Excellency Prof. Adnan Al-Harthi for his lauded efforts.