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Egypt's Al Azhar Project Initiated by HH General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Project: Al Azhar Online www.alazharonline.org

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CAIRO, Jan. 25 -- PRNewswire / AsiaNet
Priceless Islamic Manuscripts to be Made Available in Digital Format Online

The most ambitious project of its kind, Al Azhar Online at www.alazharonline.org, aims to bring together Muslims around the world by creating a global informational centre which will enable access to some of the world's oldest and most unique Islamic manuscripts and provides direct access to Islamic culture and heritage from the oldest university and religious institution worldwide in an effort to promote Islamic values and tolerance. This project is among the largest in the world, its third in scope and size behind the Library of Congress and the Vatican.

Funded and managed by www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae the company owned by HH General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the project is undertaking the digital conversion of over 42,000 manuscripts dating back approximately 1,400 years, 9,000 of which are the only existing copies in the world.

During HH General Sheikh Mohammed's visit to Al Azhar in April 2000, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr. Mohammed Tantawi, proposed the idea of preserving the priceless manuscripts and books. HH General Sheikh Mohammed's vision triggered the project of Al Azhar online following his visit. Mr. Jamal Khaflan Al Howairib, Managing Director, www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae asserted, "It is a pioneering project realized through the vision of one man."

On January 21st the Al Azhar library unveiled the fifth floor containing the equipment developers will need to execute and sustain the project.

Included in the scope of the project are conversions of library books ranging from ancient manuscripts to modern published works, a portal dedicated to Al Azhar and a network connecting ten of its main institutions in Cairo.

Available in six languages, the portal www.alazharonline.org will cover Islamic topics of interest to all Muslims such as Fatwa, Fiqh and Islamic civilization articles.
Al Azhar scholars will interact globally using a sophisticated e-mail system, receiving answers to religious questions and Fatwa.
The portal is scheduled for launch in April in Cairo, Dubai, London and Washington, D.C.
A budget of over $5,000,000 has been allocated for the Al Azhar Online project which is estimated to take three years to complete.
About www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae

Established in October 1999, www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae is HH General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's personal home page and multimedia company, providing web development & design, e-learning and translation services.

The company manages and supervises IT projects which include providing website development, Internet gateways and related services outsourcing. A variety of specialized departments coordinate design, content and development in six languages.

The company handles HH General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's website, available in five languages, Al Azhar Online and the IT Education project.
About Al Azhar

The Al Azhar mosque was established in 972 C.E. (Ramadan, 361 H) after the founding of Cairo (969 C.E.) by the Fatimid General Jawhar El-Sequili. In 975 C.E. the first lecture was delivered at Al Azhar. Through the centuries, the mosque remained central to the famous university which was developed around it. In 1897, a central library for Al Azhar was established due to the accumulation of a great collection of Islamic references scattered through the Al Azhar libraries.

SOURCE:         Sheikh Mohammed
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