Arab and Turkish Scientists called to establish a center deals with collecting copies of the Quran manuscript from the whole world; to provide an easily accessible database for researchers without the need to travel and spend effort and money.
Scholars have demonstrated, during a two-day symposium on the evolution of the Holy Quran during history, organized by the Islamic Cultural Center at the University of Jordan in cooperation with the Turkish Academy of the Quran and Tafseer; that there is an urgent need to study the Quran manuscripts in light of the impossibility of providing a tool to map the spread of recitations spatially and temporally, except only by studying them during seized recitations.
The University President, Prof. Ekhleif Tarawneh said during the opening ceremony that the importance of this seminar stems from the importance of this holy book, indicating that the session is in line with visions and aspirations and mission of the University, in clarifying the message of Islam and remove doubts around it.
Chief Justice, Dr. Ahmed Hlail indicated that the symposium represents a proof of attention paid by the nation to the Holy Quran, which represents a safety valve, stressing that hosting the symposium at the University of Jordan is a clear indication for its sponsorship of the Quran as well as the religious culture and moral values.
In turn, the Director of the Center's, Dr. Ahmad Shukri, stressed on the importance of researching the history of the Quran over the Arab-Islamic civilization era, and follow its journey throughout history starting from Abu Bakr's collecting the papers, and Othman Ibn Afan copies, and the spread of the Quran after that in the regions and countries.
The Iraqi researcher, Dr. Ghanem Al Hamad who is a specialist in Quran drawings, addressed in the first session the Quran manuscripts, focused on the definition of the Quran, and indicate the date of its appearance, in addition to a scientific objective reading to its basic role, and inform the audience on the mechanisms save text Quran and ways to facilitate recitation
Dr. Hamad pointed to the importance of the Quran manuscript historically and from the scientific side he stressed the importance of two parts, the Quranic Reading Science and Accuracy Science.
At the second meeting, professor of Quranic studies at King Saud University, Dr. Mohammed bin Fozan, in his paper, he reviewed models and examples of the attention that have been paid by the nation to Holy Quran.
Fozan shed light on the Quran teaching methods, and differences from one country to another and from one generation to another, pointing out the extent to which Muslim societies are benefiting from those methods, in addition to their transfer and development, which requires - according to Fozan - highlighting what caused the spread of some recitations among some Muslim countries.
Quran Manuscript Gallery
On the sidelines of the Symposium, an exhibition is held at the main library's lobby until the 15th of this month, comprising 54 copies of manuscripts and documents inspecting the history of the holy book Mus, ranging from documents that represents four Burdi papers preserved in Topkapı Palace Museum in Turkey, attributed to the era of the Prophet, as well as copies from the Othman Quran manuscript in Turkey, Tashkent in Uzbekistan, Cairo and Boutrbsburg in Russia, and others, and finally copies of the Hashemite Quran print in Jordan.