Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Al-aqsa Mosque Library" in #Jerusalem enters the #digital_era


"Al-Aqsa Mosque library" in Jerusalem launched a project to set up digital copies of their holdings of ancient Arabic manuscripts, to provide an opportunity for researchers found in the world via the World Wide Web.

The library where located near the Al-Aqsa mosque in the eastern city of Jerusalem,includes about 130 thousand books, including the 4000 manuscript, dealing with different disciplines, from medicine to mathematics and science of religion, and some dating to before about a thousand years.

Director-General of the library, "Hamed Abu Teir," began last year, a project for digital copies of the manuscript in 2000, with the aim of finishing and placed on the Internet by the year 2015.

It was mentioned on the library Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the book «Studies in the cultural heritage of the city of Jerusalem» issued by Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations - Beirut, that the library "is one of the most important Islamic libraries in the holy city in terms of their holdings unique scientific, and manuscripts rare donated to senior scientists and rulers and wealthy nation, which was included on the books of the modern interpretation and doctrine, history, arithmetic and logic Miqat, as well as Arabic science, as well as works of teachers who worked in the Al-Aqsa Mosque over the ages.

Al-Aqsa Mosque was the most important scientific institutes in the Islamic civilization,  and the basis of the intellectual movement in the Levant, it has been a forum for scientists and science students from across the Islamic state.

"Abu Hamid al-Ghazali" is told that (in the late fifth century AH was in the Al-Aqsa Mosque 360 teachers, along with the hundreds of readers who we read their names in the annals of the Sharia Court in Jerusalem, as well as the Temple Mount documents and the archives of the families of Jerusalem, all that are making Al-Aqsa library occupies a special place in the Islamic world).

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