About the Journal :
The International Journal of Manuscripts & Libraries for Specialized Research, published quarterly on behalf of the Scientific Institute of Advanced Training and Studies is a referred scientific journal, which is supervised by a group of scholars who are specialized in heritage, museums, and library studies in the Arab and international universities.
The objectives of this journal are: – To spot light on our memorable history to inspire a brighter future; – To stimulate the minds of researchers and adorers of heritage; -To exert efforts for the purpose of mobilizing skills and capacities in gathering various cultural, thoughtful, and heritage backgrounds; -To interact with the important aspects of our bountiful heritage, by and with which we live and move forward to the achievement of innovation, invention & development; -To fight alienation of relations with heritage; – To interact with masterworks of heritage to dedicate them to researchers to serve as a platform for achieving development.
The journal seeks to promote technical and educational services in view of international standards through distinguished and specialized qualifications, use of modern technology, loyalty and devotion to work, and achieving excellence to provide researchers and students with the best services. This will create a professional encouraging environment for the excellent creative ideas and talents who are committed to team work values, spirit of respect, authenticity of vision, and excellence in objectives.
The journal concerns with public intellectuals, persons interested in heritage and manuscripts, text editors, graduate researchers, researchers of manuscripts, librarians and information centres, in support of being a pioneer journal that seeks to make heritage a deep rooted science, art, entertainment, and education within an attractive framework of knowledge, as a leading journal in the field of heritage, documentations, and manuscripts studies at the national and international levels. Furthermore, the journal publishes authentic and distinguished scientific, technical and applied researches in an attempt to become a significant and added value journal in the field of electronic media, which takes advantage of the valuable components of manuscripts to regain its original beauty and the identity of Arabs and Muslims since they represent national, historical, ideological identities. In addition to this, manuscripts are regarded as a source of pride of the heritage left by our parents and ancestors including sciences, cultures, knowledge, and arts.
This research aims to study the book “al-Muhaddith al-fasil bayn al-rawi wa al-wa’i” authored by Imam al-Hafiz, "Abi Muhammad al-Hasan bin Abd al-Rahman ibn al Khallad -Ramharmazi al-Farsi", and its manuscript copies in libraries all around the world, as numerous researchers are unaware of the biography and high status of the author, and the manuscript copies of this valuable book, in addition to their lack of knowledge about the advantages and disadvantages of these copies, and knowledge of the value of each copy. In this study, we will implement the historical approach to investigate the social and scientific life of the author as an introduction to this study, and apply inductive and descriptive approach to gather, scrutinize, and describe exclusively and thoroughly the manuscripts found in worldwide libraries, and identify each manuscript’s scientific aspects, advantages and disadvantages, as well as their strength and weakness, as a basis in researching this book scientifically using all the manuscript copies of the book we have gathered. By these scientific approaches used in this study, we have presented a proper biography for this respected scholar. We have revealed all we have reached from the manuscripts copies of his book “al-Muhaddith al-fasil bayn al-rawi wa al-wa’i” presenting it to contemporary scientific Islamic community, and enriching the scientific Islamic libraries by this suitable, distinctive and adequate research and study in this field, where this book has not received enough attention and emphasize