Arab Today, arab today sharjah\s sultan bridging cultural gaps
Last Updated : GMT 13:01:46
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Sharjah\'s Sultan bridging cultural gaps

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Sharjah\'s Sultan bridging cultural gaps

Sharjah - Arabstoday

The cultural bridge between East and West is growing stronger as a number of books documenting the history and rise of the country have been translated recently into a number of languages. One of the books that has made a significant impact on the European literary scene in the last few months were those penned by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The Sharjah Ruler has close ties with the UK, Spain, Germany and France with the intent to promote Islamic culture and portray an unbiased and real representation of Arab culture, and part of that move also incorporates translating his books. Dr Yousuf Aydabi, Director at the Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre of Gulf Studies, explains that it was only last Monday in the UK when the Ruler’s latest translated book, Taking the Reins: The Critical Years 1971-1977 was launched during the London International Book Fair. Shaikh Sultan’s new book provides an insight into how he solved challenges that the newly-formed federation faced in 1972, which consisted mainly about constitutional issues and territorial disputes. It also offers readers a platform to further understand the political instability in the region during that period, including the assassination of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, as well as the 1973 war with Israel and the subsequent oil embargo. “Readers of other cultures will then understand the mind of Arab leaders, the importance Shaikh Zayed had in the country’s formation and have a better perception of how life was in the UAE,” says Aydabi, who notes that avid readers can also purchase the electronic version of the book. A second book which was launched last week in London was Sharjah Air Station, which documents the role Sharjah Airport had in the region in the 1930s. Shaikh Sultan explains in details how the British Government decided to switch their air route to India from Iran to the Arabian coast. What ensued was a power struggle between the British Government and the rulers of the emirates in the Trucial Coast, who refused to grant the requested facilities unless their independence was fully respected. His previous works, My Early Life was launched in French last March while the Spanish version was launched in February. The German copy, Aydabi pointed out, has been available since last October and was revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2011. “[Shaikh Sultan] has taken a particular keenness to make his books available to countries that he has worked with before on other projects, such as providing Islamic and cultural centres, as well as mosques, in European countries,” says Aydabi. The Ruler built a mosque in the Spanish city of Granada in 2003 — the first mosque to be build there since the 16th century — in addition to pledging a generous assistance to construct a major heritage initiative in the historic city. Bilateral projects also include extending the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Building at the University of Exeter in the UK, and an excavation team from the University of Tubingen, Germany, which carries out frequent visits at archaeological sites.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today sharjah\s sultan bridging cultural gaps Arab Today, arab today sharjah\s sultan bridging cultural gaps

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today sharjah\s sultan bridging cultural gaps Arab Today, arab today sharjah\s sultan bridging cultural gaps

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today Saudi witnessing a remarkable growth

GMT 09:57 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Saudi witnessing a remarkable growth
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today US-made bomb used in fatal strike

GMT 10:16 2017 Saturday ,23 September

US-made bomb used in fatal strike
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Carmakers face billions in European

GMT 12:37 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Carmakers face billions in European
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    

GMT 06:04 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    
Arab Today, arab today Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program

GMT 18:09 2017 Thursday ,21 September

China lifts 10-year travel ban

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 18:03 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases

GMT 11:29 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lufthansa chief eyes up to 78

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday