Arabic language

Emirates News Agency – Sharjah Ruler launches 19 volumes of Arabic Language Dictionary

SHARJAH, 1st November, 2022 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, on Tuesday launched 19 new volumes of the Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language at the headquarters of the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah.

The 19 new volumes of the Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language cover four letters, bringing the total number of letters edited so far to 9, thus bringing the number of completed volumes of the project to 36.

The volumes of the Historical Dictionary of the Arabic Language have been published, edited and printed in Al Qasimi Publications in Sharjah.

Sharjah Ruler welcomed the presence of members of the Academy from different countries, praising their great efforts in the work on the historical dictionary, which is one of the precious achievements that must be worked on and built in order to disseminate, learn and to teach the Arabic language.

His Highness announced an endowment to help these Academies fully fulfill their mission, emphasizing the importance of creating private centers owned by the Academy.

Sheikh Sultan spoke of the great efforts made to support Arabic language learning in Sharjah, highlighting the vision and idea of ​​establishing Al Qasimia University, which is the culmination of His Highness’ efforts to support Arabic language and Islam. “Here in Sharjah, we have established Al Qasimia University, and this university is mine, and it educates many students from Japan to the Americas,” he said.

The Ruler of Sharjah stressed the importance of preserving Arabic traditions everywhere and at all times of all members of society, as it is a part that integrates with the Arabic language and shows belonging.

His Highness said: “We have worked to establish special institutions for the Arabic language, and we have established them with decrees and laws in order to preserve them, so as not to blow them with the wind, and make lovers of this language responsible for them. »

The Ruler of Sharjah concluded his speech by talking about the ancient history of Sharjah as mentioned in the chief’s report sent by Alexander the Great when he came to Persia in the year 331 BC. M, emphasizing that Sharjah and its people preserve language, literature and poetry, emphasizing their role in supporting and spreading science and knowledge.

For their part, a number of Academy participants expressed their appreciation to His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah for his great support for the Arabic language.

The Ruler of Sharjah launched the first 17 parts of the “Arabic Language Historical Dictionary” at the opening of the 40th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair 2021. With the official launch of the dictionary website, people can find and read all the volumes.