Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 12:25 pm

CQS2 (1)The second meeting of the Cambridge Qur’ān Seminar (CQS) will be held on Friday, May 15 at Magdalene College, Cambridge, with multiple sessions dedicated to the umbrella topic of “The Qur’ān in translation.”

Don’t miss the 2 p.m. panel with LAL Executive Editors James Montgomery, Philip Kennedy, and Shawkat Toorawa, who will be broaching the question: should the Library of Arabic Literature include a translation of the Qur’ān?

Other speakers, including Muhammad Abdel-Haleem, Amina Nawaz, and Khalid Saqi, will also discuss a sixteenth-century Morisco Qur’ān, general challenges and solutions adopted in the translation process, and current work at the Mohammed VI Institute of Qur’ānic Readings and Studies in Rabat.

Convened by James Montgomery (FAMES), Shady Hekmat Nasser (FAMES), Yasmin Faghihi (FAMES/UL) and Elizabeth Key Fowden (FAMES) in association with The Islamic Manuscript Association, the event is free and open to all, although priority will be given to academics and students in related fields due to limited space. Anyone interested should contact for more information and to register.