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.
Praise be to Allah, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, his companions, and those who follow him.
This study focuses on introducing the commendable characteristics and great deeds of the noble lady Khadija Bint Khuwailid, as well as the narrations and literature composed about her. This will be done through a wide and careful investigation and tracking of what was written and narrated about her in addition to her biography and her commendable characteristics mentioned in the manuscripts as well as in the printed and lost works. We have made a great effort that might do right to that great and distinguished lady who was favoured by our noble Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). She believed him when people disbelieved him, and responded to his call when people disavowed and ignored him. She supported him with her money and prestige. She believed in his mission when people denied it. She dedicated herself to him when people stayed away from him. She remained on the path with patience and readiness until her death.
Jibreel has promised her a house in paradise made of gold and silver where there is no clamour or tiredness. It is the first woman to declare her Islam and the first to get the title of the Mother of Believers. She was most loved and attached to by the master of the messengers, peace be upon him.
This study was not preceded by any similar studies. It fills a gap in the Islamic library and therefore may be a good means to contribute to the preservation of our good ancestors’ good deeds, biographies, and narrations as well the literature composed
about them. The inductive method will be the methodology used in this study through investigating the manuscripts and printed works.
We ask Allah Almighty to make this effort beneficial to us and to the Muslims, as He is the Most Generous, who answers the supplications of whoever asks Him.