3 Saudi universities to found chairs for Qur’an research

By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA | ARAB NEWS

MAKKAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has approved the establishment of the King Abdul Aziz Chair for the Holy Qur’an at Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah and the Islamic University in Madinah.

The chair will undertake and finance research on the holy book in the Kingdom and abroad and explain its miracles and blessings.

Rector of Imam University Sulaiman bin Abdullah Aba Al-Khail said the university, which already has 25 chairs, would establish the chair in the coming two weeks.

“The establishment of the chair reflects the keenness of the government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, Crown Prince and Deputy Premier Prince Sultan, and Second Deputy Premier Prince Naif to raise awareness about the Qur’an,” he said.

Aba Al-Khail said Imam University has a special section for the Qur’an and its subjects, considered one of the oldest departments in the Saudi universities.

“The university also has the Prince Salman Chair for Qur’anic Studies and the Institute of Scientific Miracles in the Qur’an and Sunna,” he said.

The rector said the King Abdul Aziz Chair on the Holy Qur’an would focus on studies and applied research related to the holy book, provide specialized scientific consultancy on matters relating to the Qur’an and organize seminars and conferences inside the Kingdom and abroad.

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2 replies

  1. We will be, God willing, able to give them ideas for research. Just yesterday, by the Grace of Allah, I had an idea to write about human soul. The topic could be, The Quran pre-empting centuries of research about cosciousness!

    The Holy Quran said: “And they ask thee concerning the soul. Say, ‘The soul is by the command of my Lord; and of the knowledge thereof you have been given but little.'” (Al Quran 17:86) Despite centuries of research in neurology and psychology, the Quranic claim that humans have been given very little info about human soul or consciousness, still stands perfectly true.

    Here is the link:

    http://knol.google.com/k/zia-shah/islam-and-the-human-soul/1qhnnhcumbuyp/45

  2. They could digitize the original volumes of the Holy Quran from Uthman’s time and make it available online. As the vulnerabilities of the Bible are becoming glaringly possible, the Christian apologist are going to turn the attention to the Holy Quran and we need to have all our arguments about preservation of the Holy Quran ready and bullet proof!
    I have a Google knol on this theme along with several useful comments.

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