Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Launch of the Zaki Badawi Collection at UCC Library

Dr Mohammed Zaki Badawi

This event is to launch the 'Zaki Badawi Collection' of Arabic books at the UCC library. Prof Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University will officially launch the collection.

Launch of the ‘Zaki Badawi Collection’ at the Boole Library, University College Cork, Ireland. The late Dr Mohammed Zaki Badawi KBE as Chief Imam of the London Central Mosque and founder of the Muslim College in London made important contributions to the development of British and European Islam. In addition, he was a strong advocate and passionate practitioner of interfaith dialogue. The substantial Arabic library of Dr Badawi has been given to the University College Cork Library on an indefinite loan. The acquisition of the ‘Zaki Badawi Collection’ provides Ireland with a unique research facility. The University College Cork Library now possesses the most comprehensive and extensive collection of Arabic books on Islam and the Middle East in Ireland to be used both by academic researchers and the public. The collection also provides an opportunity for researchers and the public to study the life and works of Dr Badawi and to honour his immense contributions to Islam in Britain and Europe as a whole. The collection will be officially launched on 24 May 2012 at University College Cork, 6pm, Boole Lecture Theatre 2 (on main campus). Prof Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University, one of the leading Muslim intellectuals and writers in Europe, will give a lecture on Dr Badawi’s contribution to European Islam to launch the collection.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Boole Lecture Theatre 2
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Oliver Scharbrodt
021-490-2895
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