Kozhikode: In its effort to preserve classic texts, manuscripts, and to revive the lost Islamic heritages, Markaz Knowledge City is setting up a well-stocked public library in its premises. The library, which is being built by the generous support from the people from all walks of life, would act as an open hub of learning and as a huge resource for researchers, students and scholars from different academic disciplines and history and social science in particular.
The library is now in a massive attempt to collect knowledgeable manuscripts written through centuries, works on various branches of Islamic studies, compilations of prosaic and poetic works originally written in Arabic-Malayalam scripts, published and unpublished books that concern the living of traditional Mappila community, and newly published academic works in English, Arabic, Urdu languages, which are focused on a diverse branches of Islamic studies. Moreover, it receives newly written and published Islamic works whatever languages they may be. It has released a number of schemes for those who are interested to contribute to this giant project.
‘It has been noted that the works by Muslim scholars, scientists and theologians have helped develop great civilizations over centuries and paved way for a large number of transformative discoveries’, said Dr. A.P Abdual Hakkim Azhary, the director of Markaz Knowledge City while inaugurating the project launching ceremony. ‘The wide array of new books would be set in a way that would help students learning in various institutions in Markaz Knowledge City develop their breadth of knowledge in the concerned area of their studies. The old and traditional texts are to be digitalized by converting them readable and actable for generations to come. The vast collection of books from various streams of knowledge would enable its students and wider community of researchers from outside, to redefine the past, rethink of the present and reshape their visions on the future’, he added.
The project of book collection that held in Jamia Markaz Campus in Karanthur was inaugurated by VPM Faizy Vallyappilli, a senior professor in Jamia Markaz, handing over his 75 books to Kanthapuram A.P Aboobacker Musliyar, its chancellor. These books on various branches of Islamic sciences are believed to have been written decades ago. Seyyid Ali Bafaqi Thangal, Ponmala Abdul Khadir Musliyar, C Muhammed Faizy, Dr. Hussein Saqafi Chullikkkod attended the ceremony.