Conference on African Islamic Heritage in Niger: Final Communiqué

Conference on African Islamic Heritage in Niger: Final Communiqué

 Conference on African Islamic Heritage in Niger: Final Communiqué
Conference on African Islamic Heritage in Niger : Past, Present and Future Perspectives

The final communiqué of the work of the second scientific conference organized by the Nigerian Section of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema, under the theme: The African Islamic Heritage in Niger: Past, Present and Future Perspectives, Saturday and Sunday 17 – 18 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1440H corresponding to 20 – 21 July 2019 in Niamey.

The conference on the study of African Islamic manuscript heritage and ways of its preservation and dissemination brought together several Oulema and researchers from the Republic of Niger and the Kingdom of Morocco, on Saturday and Sunday 17 – 18 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1440H corresponding to 20 – 21 July 2019 in Niamey.

At the end of this conference, the participants set the following recommendations:

  • To identify the Islamic heritage manuscripts libraries in Niger and provide equipment for the maintenance of these manuscripts in order to allow their exploitation by researchers.
  • To encourage by all means, both material and moral, to complete these manuscripts and disseminate interest by publishing them.
  • To create communication networks between North and West Africa through the common African Islamic heritage with the Kingdom of Morocco.
  • To develop a common expertise in the field of scientific investigation techniques, indexing and manuscript maintenance.

In the end, the participants addressed to His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, Amir Al Mouminine, May Allah protect him, a message of thanks and consideration.