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The United States Mission to the United Arab Emirates presented a translated copy of the Holy Quran published in 1764, which is on permanent display at the Muhammad Bin Rashid Library.
The donation was made during an official ceremony as part of the Emirates Airlines Literature Festival activities and the result of the mission’s partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid Library and the Emirates Literature Foundation, organizer of the Emirates Literature Festival.
The replica was first shown outside the United States at the American Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The copy is in two volumes and is believed to be the second edition of a translation published in 1734 by the English orientalist George Salle.
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States – 1801-1809 – took a special interest in various religious beliefs and acquired this copy in 1765 while studying law at the age of 22.
a historic event
Isabelle Abul-Hall, Executive Director and Board Member of the Emirates Literary Foundation, expressed her happiness at the historic event, saying: “We celebrate the fruits of tolerance, peace, harmony and values that form a solid framework. in the United Arab Emirates, as we witness the process of its formation in history”. He welcomed “the broadcast of this version for the first time since the 18th century and it has been installed here in the Muhammad bin Rashid Library, the largest literary building in the world”. region.
He also expressed his pleasure in working with the US Mission and the Mohammed bin Rashid Library to strengthen the country’s vision and belief in the need to preserve its Islamic and Arab heritage and strengthen its position in society and the world.
The “Thomas Jefferson” translation of the Holy Quran is on permanent display at the Muhammad Bin Rashid Library as part of the “Library Relics” exhibit, which includes historical collections and rare treasures from world civilizations.
For his part, His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Al-Moor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, welcomed the delegation to the corridors of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library and to the permanent exhibition of ammunition with the you weird. Contents dated to the 13th century. He noted that the munitions exhibit in our library includes a number of rare manuscripts, medical treatises, historical atlases, poetry and jewelry collections, as well as an impressive collection of rare books and manuscripts, including some rare ones. Copies of the Holy Quran, first editions of literary classics, Latin translations of scholarly works from the Islamic Golden Age, and rare Arabic periodicals from the Arab world and beyond.
He said the rare translated version of the Holy Quran, which was donated to the Muhammad bin Rashid Library, is a powerful and important addition to the body of the most excellent human works and literature throughout decades of history. Knowledge and Civilization at the Ammunition Exhibition.
His Excellency thanked the US Mission for this valuable gift of a rare edition of the English version of Thomas Jefferson, which expresses the depth and strength of the strategic and cultural relationship and partnership between the two countries.
Muslim American legislators elected to the US House of Representatives have demanded that the oath be taken in this English translated version, most notably Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the US Congress in 2006.
a rare copy
On the other hand, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Sean Fermi, said that the US mission in the UAE boasts of a rare English translated version of the Holy Quran and a map of the Arabian Peninsula. Published in 1764, in the library of Muhammad bin Rashid, displayed in the United States Pavilion at Expo Americas 2020 in Dubai.
In particular, the opening ceremony was held in the early days of the Emirates Airline Literature Festival, one of the top 10 most distinguished literary festivals in the world. The festival will be held at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel and Mohammed bin Rashid. Library from February 1st to 6th.
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Source: Al Ittihad
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