The London Book Fair 2020 | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


The London Book Fair 2020

10 - 12Mar2020
  • 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • College of Islamic Studies
  • Booth no.: 5C131, Olympia London, United Kingdom

Seminar Title: Importance of translations for civilizational communication

Communication between civilizations is a necessity of life and one of the primary interests of contemporary times. Efforts to develop and improve these means of communication are natural. 

Some may not readily realize that intellectual and cultural foundations form the basis of such civilizational communications; it is through these foundations that all forms of exchange of knowledge take place. Knowledge of this fact is evidence for the importance of translation in civilizational contact.

The lecture attempts to discuss this topic within the framework of what Qatar has to offer through the works of Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization (CMCC) at the College of Islamic Studies (CIS).

Book fair:

March 10 - 12, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm 


Wednesday, March 11, 2020
10:30 am – 12:00 pm 

On the sidelines of the London Book Fair, Dr. Aisha Yusuf Omar Al-Mannai, Director of CMCC, will present a talk in Arabic; simultaneous translation will be available. Dr. Al-Mannai is also a member of Al-Shura Council (Qatar) and the Arab Parliament, League of Arab States. She heads and is a member of several national and international organizations and associations.

Dr. Al-Mannai, is the author of several articles and books on theology, Tasawwuf and religions. She has received several awards, including the Medal of Honor for Arts and Sciences of the first level from the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Community Service Award from the United Arab Emirates, the first GCC Excellence Award which she received from His Highness Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, and lately the Henry Davison Award from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’, Switzerland.