Dr. Hakima Shami, Director of the Center ofDocumentation and Cultural Activities at the Ministry of Waqf and Islamic Affairs, called for the launch of heritage centers and libraries with the view of facilitating research and its diffusion rather than simply storing it infolders.
This came during her intervention on the second day of the scientific symposium organized by the section of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema in Niger entitled: The African Islamic Heritage in Niger between Past, Present and Future Prospects, on Saturday and Sunday 17-18 Dhu Al- Qia’da 1440H, corresponding to 20-21 July 2019 , In Niamey.
Dr. Shami stated that the Arab manuscript book memory of the country reflects its past and builds its present and future. The Arab Islamic community has received a large number of manuscripts,from which a large part is lost .
The Director of the Center of Documentation and Cultural Activities in Casablanca added that the Islamic community has its specificity in the manufacture and preservation of the manuscript by adopting various means in order to benefit, contribute and maintain the establishment of the Arabic manuscript based on solid theoretical foundations, in which some of these issues were dealt with in a precise scientific way, and by their placement of many descriptive indexes and scientific centers that currently have become a reference and refuge for researchers and students.
Furthermore, Dr. Shami sheds light on the reality of the Moroccan manuscript, through her talk about the Library of Ibn Youssef in the Mosque of Ali Ibn Youssef as one of the most important historical scientific centers in Marrakech.
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