SHARJAH, 22nd October, 2018 (WAM) -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of Al Qasimia University, affirmed that the university would develop through science and knowledge.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan held a meeting with the faculty members at the university, where he donated the sixth batch of manuscripts and documents that are among the rarest manuscripts in his own collection to the Islamic Manuscripts House.
These manuscripts and documents are the most precious historical manuscripts. They are personal collections of the Ruler of Sharjah gathered during his visits to various countries.
The Sharjah Ruler also revealed that among the number of scientific projects being undertaken in the university is a new building in the Holy Quran Complex considered the largest in the world.
The sixth batch contains 150 original manuscripts in the form of books and nearly 97 folders, each one containing manuscripts from across the world.
H.H. said he would try to provide the graduates at the university with scientific centres to help them spread knowledge. He wished success to the first batch that will graduate next Ramadan.
He visited the Islamic Manuscripts House and gave a patient hearing to those responsible for the services provided by the House to its students and those wishing to provide knowledge and science.
The manuscripts include drawings, gold designs, plant colours and writings in various categories and classifications, including Quranic sciences, Islamic Fiqh and Arabic language, along with history and geography.
The house, built in an Islamic style at a total cost of some AED70 million on an area of 3,000 square metres, contains 1,500 rare original manuscripts in the Arabic language from the holdings of the Sharjah Ruler, with the average age of these manuscripts ranging between 300 to 400 years.
Dr. Sheikh Sultan was accompanied during his tour by heads of government departments and a few officials.