April 11, 2016

HBKU’s CMCC to Participate in London Book Fair for the First Time

The Muhammad bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization (CMCC) at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), a college of Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), will be participating in the London Book Fair for the first time this year. The fair is scheduled to take place from April 12 to 14 in Olympia, London, where the center will display its English publications under the series “Great Books of Islamic Civilization.”
Established with the aim of providing non- Arabic speakers with access to scholarly works which underscore the contributions Muslims have made to human civilization, the CMCC has translated a number of major works by Muslim scholars, spanning the period from the 1st to the 9th century AH.

The “Great Books of Islamic Civilization” series covers a wide range of subjects such as law, theology, jurisprudence, history and politics, literature, medicine, astronomy, optics and geography. These books are authoritative sources in their fields, with each published by the English publishing house, Garnet.

Earlier in October, 2014, the CMCC participated in a similar book fair in Frankfurt, Germany where Dr. Aisha Al- Mannai, Director of the Center, spoke about ‘The Contribution of Qatar in the Dialogue of Civilizations' at the book fair.

CMCC’s series of translated texts has generated a number of positive reviews from the international community, inspiring the Center to consider developing additional translations of its books into French, Spanish, German, and Chinese.
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