Thursday, May 18, 2017

Open Access Newspaper Archive: الشورى = al-Shūrá = Ashoura (1924-1931)

http://eltaher.org/publications/newspapers/english/newspaper_ashoura_en.html

الشورى = al-Shūrá = Ashoura  (1924-1931)

Edited by: Ṭāhir, Muḥammad ʻAlī.


"Published from October 1924 to August 1931, when Egyptian authorities acting on behalf of the British colonial administration cancelled its license, the “Ashoura” newspaper, which means “consultation” in Arabic, became the flagship of Eltaher’s national and intellectual activism, whence his office came to be called “Dar Ashoura”, or Ashoura House.
Two issues of “Ashoura” were published under a completely different name, possibly following a short ban on the newspaper. On March 26 and April 5, 1928 “Ashoura” appeared under the name “Al-Nas” (The people), with a license belonging to the Egyptian journalist Hussein Shafiq Al-Masri."

Open Access Newspaper Archive: الشباب = al-Shabāb (1937 - 1939)

http://eltaher.org/publications/newspapers/english/newspaper_alshabab_en.html

 الشباب = al-Shabāb  (1937 - 1939)
Edited by: Ṭāhir, Muḥammad ʻAlī.

"The “Ashoura” newspaper license was suspended by the Government of Egypt from August 1931 until January 1937. That same year Dr. Mahmoud Azmi, offered his newspaper, “Al-Shabab”, i.e. Youth, to Eltaher free of charge “... so that he could resume publishing his nationalist views”. Eltaher published “Al-Shabab” from February 1937 until April 1939 when its license was again suspended by Egyptian authorities acting on behalf of the British colonial administration."


Open Access Newspaper Archive: العلم المصري = al-ʻAlam al-Miṣrī = Al-Alam Al-Masri (1939)

http://eltaher.org/publications/newspapers/english/newspaper_alalam_en.html


 العلم المصري = al-ʻAlam al-Miṣrī = Al-Alam Al-Masri (1939)
Edited by: Ṭāhir, Muḥammad ʻAlī.


"After “Al-Shabab” was suspended, the Egyptian journalist Abdelqader El-Toumi offered his newspaper, “Al-Alam Al-Masri”, i.e. The Egyptian Flag, to Eltaher free of charge so that he could resume publishing his nationalist views.
Al-Alam Al-Masri” was published from April 1939 until August 1939, when Eltaher stopped publishing it on the eve of World War II and the imposition of emergency measures in Egypt.
In 1953 the Government of Egypt under General Mohamed Naguib reinstated the publication license of “Ashoura”, but the Ministry of the Interior, which was under Colonel Gamal Abdel-Nasser, who was also Deputy Prime Minister, still prohibited Eltaher from publishing it. He never published any newspaper after that."

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Open Access Newspaper Archive: القدس = al-Quds = al-Kouds (1908-1914)


http://www.palestine.mei.columbia.edu/alquds-issues/2017/3/9/al-quds-index

القدس = al-Quds = al-Kouds (1908-1914)

"The Center for Palestine Studies (CPS) at Columbia is proud to launch, in conjunction with the Institute for Palestine Studies in Ramallah, the archives of this forgotten gem over a century after its birth in Jerusalem. Established in 1908 by Jurji Habib Hanania (1864-1920), al-Quds became the first privately owned public daily newspaper in Palestine."

See also: Jurji Habib Hanania: History of the Earliest Press in Palestine, 1908-1914


Monday, May 8, 2017

Open Access E-book: Galeni in Hippocratis Epidemiarum Librum II Commentariorum I-VI Versio Arabica

https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/468229


Title: Galeni in Hippocratis Epidemiarum Librum II Commentariorum I-VI Versio Arabica
Published: Boston : Walter De Gruyter Incorporated June 2016
Editor: Vagelpohl, Uwe.
611 pages.
ISBN: 9783110463989

This volume offers the first critical edition of the Arabic translation of Galen's Commentary on Book 2 of the Hippocratic Epidemics. It follows the edition of Galen's Commentary on Book 1 published previously in this series. The Arabic text is accompanied by an English translation and extensive indices. The introduction outlines the history of the Greek and Arabic text and discusses the authorship, dating, and style of the Arabic translation.

See also: Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum I commentariorum I-III versio Arabica

Open Access E-book: Water security in the Middle East : essays in scientific and social cooperation


http://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=21384


Title: Water security in the Middle East : essays in scientific and social cooperation
Edited by Cahan, Jean Axelrad.
Published: London ; New York, NY : Anthem Press, 2016.
215 pages.
ISBN: 9781783085668

Open Access E-book: The Qur'an seminar = Le Qur'an seminar

https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/462559

 
Title: The Qur'an seminar = Le Qur'an seminar : commentary a collaborative study of 50 Qur'anic passages = commentaire collaboratif de 50 passages coraniques
Published : Berlin, [Germany] ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : De Gruyter, 2016.
487 pages

ISBN:  9783110445909


The work includes commentary on fifty Qurʾānic passages including:

– Q 1, al-Fatiha
– Q 2:30-39, the angelic prostration before Adam
– Q 2:255, the “Throne Verse”
– Q 3:7, the muhkamat and mutashabihat
– Q 4:3, polygamy and monogamy
– Q 5:112-15, the table (al-ma’ida) from heaven
– Q 9:29, fighting the People of the Book and the jizya
– Q 12, the story of Joseph
– Q 24:45, the “Light Verse”
– Q 33:40, the “seal of the prophets”
– Q 53, the “satanic verses”
– Q 96, including the passage often described as the “first revelation”
– Q 97, the “night of qadr”
– Q 105, the “Companions of the Elephant”
– Q 112, on God and the denial of a divine son