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1) The Development of the Mushaf Writing Through the Ages.

The Lecturer: Mr. Yusuf Dhannoon The Presenter: Dr. Hazim Sa’id Haydar
CV OF THE LECTURER

Name: Yusuf Dhannoon Abdullah
Nationality: Iraqi
Date of Birth: 1931
Qualifications:  Diploma (1951)

• Ijazah in the Styles of writings from Hamid al-Amidi
Major Works: Member in the IRCICA arbitration committee, Istanbul.
• Participated in a number of symposia on Arabic Calligraphy and Arabesque
• Published numerous research works on manuscripts related to Arabic Calligraphy
• The following books by him willl soon be published:
1) Writing in accordance with the Arabic Calligraphy Calligraphy historically
• Devoted to studies related to the Uthmanic Orthography and has completed preparing its scholarly materials
• Edited the manuscript “Sharhu Qasidat Ra’iyyat ibn al-Bawwab fi ‘Ilm Sina’at al-Kitab” by ibn al-Basis
• He did stocktaking of the manuscripts of the “Islamic Arabic Heritage Library” which are 2385 in number.
• He prepared the Mushaf Qatar project as well as its competition.

A gist of  the lecture

(The development of the Mushaf Writing Through the Ages)

The Art of Arabic Calligraphy attained a high status because it was taken as a tool for writing the Glorious Qur’an. The lecture will trace the stage of the mawzunah styles of writing that reached its peak in the first three centuries after Hijrah, as seen in mushaf writings. It will also speak about the additions of harakat, I’jam, dabt and the improvement of its writing style.  After that, the Mansubah style of writing  emerged, which elevated the art of calligraphy to marvelous beauty. The mushafs were being written with this style of writing in the fourth century AH. it started spreading after it branched into its six sub-styles, on top of which  are Thuluth, Muhaqqiq, Naskh and Rayhan styles of writings. Starting from the fifth century, these four styles of writing were being exchanged from one location to the other, at the hands of a group of proficient calligraphers. Finally, the Naskh writing gained the lead at the hands of Shaykh Hamdullah, who is known as  ibn al-Shaykh (d. 926 AH). The Ottoman calligraphers and others follow his footsteps even today.
The lecture also traces the efforts of the Maghribi calligraphers (i.e. those from the western region of the Muslim Arab world) who preserved the Mawzunah style of writing that they developed into the al-Khat al-Maghribi al-Mabsut. It is the leading style of writing till the present time.

2) Efforts of the Centre for Research on Islamic History, Arts and Culture (IRCICA) in the Service of the Mushaf.

The Lecturer:  Dr. Halit  Eren The Presenter: Prof. Dr. Ahmad Muhammad al-Kharrat
CV OF THE LECTURER

Name: Dr Halit Eren
Nationality: Turkish
Date of Birth: 1953
Qualifications:  PhD in Modern History
Current Job: Director of the Centre for Research on Islamic History, Arts and Culture (IRCICA)
Major Works: Worked as expert and Head of  the Department the Library and Documentation  in IRCICA
• Was made deputy to the director of IRCICA.
• Helped in creating the universal bibliography of the translations of the meanings of the Glorious Qur’an published between 1515 till 1980.
• Worked for several years as a coordinator or member of the committees of symposia and conferences organized by IRCICA
• Represented IRCICA in a number of international conferences, symposia and committees

GIST OF THE LECTURE

Efforts of the Centre for Research on Islamic History, Arts and Culture (IRCICA) in  the Service of the Mushaf.

The Centre pays special attention for the Glorious Quran, and issues related to it  have occupied a notable position in its programmes since its establishment. It has prepared a number of bibliographies of the Quranic translations into different languages (published, handwritten and oral). It also published a number of translations of the meanings of the Glorious Quran into various languages. It also published some ancient mushafs along with comparative scholarly studies, in addition to many others works that are related to the Glorious Mushaf.

3) The Chinese Efforts in Writing the Mushaf.

The Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Yahya Mahmud Junaid The Presenter: Prof. Dr. Abdullah Abdur Rahim Usaylan
CV OF THE LECTURER

Name: Prof Dr. Yahya Mahmud Junayd
Nationality: Saudi
Date of Birth: 1366 AH
Qualifications:  PhD in Libraries and Documents
Current Job: Secretary General of King Faisal Centre for Islamic Research and Studies, Riyadh. He is also the editor-in-chief  of a number of specializedl journals.
Major Works: He has numerous research papers and publications, amongst which are:
1. al-Waqf and the Arabic Library set-up.
2. Printing in the Arabian Peninsula in the nineteenth century
3. Printing of the Glorious Mushaf in Europe
• He received the King Faisal International Award in Islamic Studies (1418 AH)

THE GIST THE LECTURE

The Chinese Efforts in Writing the Mushaf

The lecture concentrates on the interest of the Chinese in writing the Glorious Mushaf with a display of specimens manuscripts of the Mushafs, highlighting their major artistic features and the influence of the Chinese art on it. The lecture is based mostly on sources on Islam published in China, on a number of manuscripts photos of which are published in books on Islamic art,  auction lists and also on manuscripts which the lecturer had an opportunity to examine. Among them are a set of outstanding Qur’anic plaques preserved in the King Faisal Centre for Islamic Research and Studies.

4) Arabic Calligraphy: Its Types and Developing the Taste of Its Beauty.

The Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Abdullah Abdou Fatini The Presenter: Prof. Dr. Imad Zuhayr Hafiz
CV OF THE LECTURER

Name: Prof Dr. Abdullah Abdou Fatini
Nationality: Saudi
Date of Birth: 1961
Qualifications: PhD, and the thesis title was “A critical study of the effect of modern technology on the artistic value of the Arabic Calligraphy and its enjoyment”
Current Job: Deputy Dean of Admission and Registration Department, Umm al-Qura University
Major Works: Publications and scholastic research:
1. Multiplicity of Creativity of the Arabic Calligraphy and its relation with the computer technology
2. A comparative study on the methods followed in designing Arabic Calligraphy
3. Arabic Calligraphey: History and Beauty
• Academic and Administrative Positions:
- Deputy Dean of the College of Education for Academic Accreditation and Excellence
- Executive Supervisor of evening higher studies programme
- Head of the arbitrary committees in a number of international competitions
- Head of the governing committee of the Scholarly Association for Arabic Calligraphy in umm al-Qura University
- Participated in a number of  calligraphy exhibitions and festivals in a number of countries with artistic works, workshops and lectures.

GIST OF THE LECTURE

Arabic Calligraphy: Its Types and Developing the Taste of Its Beauty

This lecture studies Arabic Calligraphy from the perspective of its origin and development, and highlights the embedded beauties and outstanding features of its letters, and their flexibility when joining with each other.

5) The Present Position of Arabic Calligraphy and Ways of Improving it.

The Lecturer: Dr. Salah Shirzad Jamdar The Presenter: Prof. Dr. Abdur  Rahim Muhammad al-Mughadhdhawi
CV OF THE LECTURER

Name: Dr Salah al-Din Shirzad Jamdar
Nationality: Iraqi
Date of Birth: 1948
Qualifications:  PhD in The  History of Islamic Art
Current Job: Editor-in-Chief of  Funun Islamiyyah Journal
Major Works: He has a number of articles and research papers published in local and international journals and conferences.
• Delivered a number of lectures in specialized faculties
• Prepared calligraphy and decoration plaques,  and organized exhibitions by himself and also with others.
• Supervised the printing of the Glorious Mushaf in Germany
• Organized courses on Arabic Calligraphy and decoration.
• Membership of numerous associations related to Islamic and Plastic Arts

GIST OF THE LECTURE

The Present Position of Arabic Calligraphy and Ways of Improving it.

The lecture contains the following:
- Highlighting the present position of Arabic Calligraphy.
- Positive data regarding the present position of Calligraphy today.
- Effective ways and means of improving  Arabic Calligraphy.