Sharjah Ruler attends launch of Sharjah International Conference on Arabic Language Studies in Europe

ABU DHABI: Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and Supreme President of the Arabic Language Academy (ALA), affirmed the Emirate’s ongoing dedication to supporting, selling, educating, and spreading the Arabic language worldwide whereas safeguarding it from decline.
This assertion was made throughout Sheikh Sultan’s participation within the inaugural session of the primary version of the Sharjah Worldwide Conventionon Arabic Language Research in Europe, which is going down on October 29 and 30.The convention, organised by the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah, introduced collectively a major variety of students, orientalists, and Arabists from numerous European international locations.
The Ruler of Sharjah highlighted the Historic Dictionary of the Arabic Language, a venture involving 500 specialists and language students. He underscored the continual initiatives to protect the Arabic language via numerous distinguished initiatives, reminiscent of conferences and extra.
He mentioned, “5 years in the past, we commenced the Historic Dictionary of the Arabic Language venture. By this time subsequent yr, we purpose to have accomplished 110 volumes, every containing 750 pages. The dictionary goes past defining phrases; it gives historic context and data, serving the wants of these occupied with exploring the language’s historical past and its utilization all through time. Inshallah, as soon as the dictionary venture is accomplished, we are going to provoke one other venture of equal significance. We persistently assist the Arabic language with initiatives geared toward safeguarding it from decline. Our aim is to succeed in Arabic language fans and keen learners, whether or not they’re in Africa, Asia, or Europe. Nonetheless, having all of the language fans gathered right here in Sharjah is a major achievement in preserving this language.”
For his half, Mohamed Safi Al Mosteghanemi, Secretary-Common of the Arabic Language Academy (ALA), spoke in regards to the convention’s aims, which revolve round supporting, educating, and fostering the Arabic language in several European nations. He additionally mentioned the challenges the language faces.
The Ruler of Sharjah and the convention attendees then participated in a session titled “The Standing of the Arabic Language in Poland, Kazakhstan, and Italy,” presided over by Dr. Abdullah Al-Washmi, Secretary-Common of King Salman World Academy for the Arabic Language.
Barbara Mikalak from Poland offered a paper titled “A Century of Arabic Language Research and Literature at Jagiellonian College in Krakow, Poland”. Her presentation delved into the preliminary curiosity within the Arabic language in Europe and Poland, largely pushed by the geographical enlargement of the Arab world and the travels of explorers. She additionally highlighted the notable Polish orientalists who displayed a robust ardour for the Arabic language and made vital contributions, together with the authorship of quite a few books on the topic.
Francesca Quaro from Italy wrapped up the session along with her presentation titled “Translating and Educating Arabic Poetry in Italy.” She delved into the historic introduction of the Arabic language to Sicily through the third century of the Hijri calendar. She additionally shared her experiences working with Italian poets who’ve an affinity for the Arabic language, translating Arabic poetry into Italian, and arranging quite a few literary gatherings.
The convention options members from 11 European international locations, together with Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain, France, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Austria, and Denmark.
The convention’s aims embrace an evaluation of the Arabic language’s standing in European international locations, a analysis of the present state of Arab tradition in these nations, and the institution of channels for mental cooperation and cultural trade between the Arabic Language Academy and worldwide establishments and international centres devoted to Arabic language training and linguistic research.

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