Paris, 14 Jumadal Akhir 1436/3 April 2015 (MINA) – A renowned French college announced the launch of the country’s first chair for studying the Qur’an, the Muslims’ holy book, leading the way towards offering specialized studies on Islam.
“For the first time, the College de France will simultaneously bring its program on the Bible (Chair “Biblical Milieu” by Thomas Römer, founded in 2009) and the Quran,” François Déroche said in a presentation note of his teaching, Le Monde reported, On Islam quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
“I intend to revisit the Qur’an by taking advantage of the situation arising from recent research on the manuscript tradition of the early centuries of Islam and discoveries,” he wrote.
Titled “History of the Qur’an, Text and Transmission”, Déroche, the chair holder, is a specialist of Arabic Manuscripts
It will launch on Thursday, April 2, at College de France, the Parisian institution of higher education.
According to the principle of free access to knowledge at the College of France, courses are accessible to all, without prior registration, according to availability of places.
The Qur’an is a revelation from God, the creator of the worlds, so He is the original author.
There is only one Qur’an which is in Arabic and many translations of the Qur’an in several languages.
There could be multiple translations by different authors in the same language such as English.
The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the archangel Gabriel who used to make the Prophet memorize the Qur’an and made him revise it every year in the month of Ramadan, the fasting month. (T/P006/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)