Issue Number Six of Rewaq of History and Heritage (June 2018)

This center has published its sixth issue. It includes the research of Dr. Pieter Sjoerd van Koningsveld, professor and founder of Islamic Studies Program at Leiden University in Netherlands. The researcher discusses the  Tomb of the Prophet Muhammad  (peace be upon him). as a main Islamic symbol from two different perspectives.  He starts with discussing the image as it was circulated in middle ages and during colonial times, and then in light of the early Islamic and contemporary Salafi sources.

Dr. Yousef Mohammed Abdullah, professor of Archaeology and Ancient Languages, and Dr. Sami Sharaf Mohammed Al Shehab, specialist in the General Organization of Antiquities and Museums in Sana’a in Yemen, examine  Temple of Almaqah Ba al Awa el (Mahram Bilqis in Ma’rib): a Study of New Archaeological Finds  through the discoveries of by a mission from the German Archaeological Institute in 1996, through the American Anthropological Association in 2005 and through their practical researches.

In his research entitled  History of the Present Times in Morocco: Context and Problematic Issues , Dr. Abdul Rahim Hassnawi, the researcher in Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences at Mohammed V University in Rabat in Morocco, highlights the historical context that illustrates the emergence of interest in present times and its writings in Morocco.

In his research entitled  British Visions of the Administration of Middle East Affairs 1920-1921 , Dr. Ahmed Galal Bassiouni, assistant professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Damanhur and Qatar Universities, reviews three projects that provide British visions of the administration of Middle East affairs following First World War. These projects submitted by Ormsby Gore, Herbert Samuel and Hubert Young.

Dr. Marwa Adel Ibrahim Abdel Gawad, professor of Islamic Antiquities in Faculty of Archaeology at Fayoum University, handles the  Mosque and School of Sultan Hassan in Cairo , on the light of drawings of some Egyptian Orientalists in the 13th Century AH/ 19th Century AD. However, the researcher will rely in his study on two painters: Pascal Coast and David Roberts because of the significance of their paintings in conforming to Realism and paying attention to the smallest details.

Dr. Mahmoud Ali Mohsen Al-Salmi, associate professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Aden University discusses the  Role of Position and Location in the History of Yemen . He clarifies both passive and positive influences of the geographical location on the history of Yemen.

Dr. Radwa Zaki, researcher in the Center of Writing and Script Studies in Alexandria Library, describes the  Islamic Cairo in the early 18th Century based on memories of the French Consul Benoît de Maillet , as these memories were the earliest French writings about Islamic Architecture and its patterns, elements and arts. She depicts Cairo in a clear picture including items of architecture, art and the Egyptian customs and traditions.


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