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.
Allah (the Exalted) willed that the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets; and that there be vastness in their schools and that between them (scholars) are differences in many matters. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the student of knowledge to be respectful and just regarding these great scholars; and they use this (principle) in following their religion, and not their whims and desires.
It is for this reason that Shaykh Ali bin Maymoon wrote this small booklet in which he clarified the actual differences between the scholars and how the great scholars, such as Abu Hanifah and Malik, dealt with such differences.
He then advised us to not stray from their sayings, and he did so in a strong manner.
He clarified that whoever follows a school of thought, cannot stray from the sayings of that school merely based on their whims or desires; and cannot seek out the dispensations; and take the mistakes (of their school).
Then (the Shaykh) listed some juristic rulings of the Maliki school, and highlighted some qualities of those who claim themselves as adherents, and that some of them preferred isolation over intermingling with people.
He then mentioned the virtues of knowledge and sincerity in it, and put a great emphasis on understanding the Quran and Sunnah, and adhering to it.