SHARJAH – His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, and Supreme President of the Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah, emphasised that the true worth of the award-winning works on the fifth version of the ALECSO-Sharjah Award for Language and Lexical Research lies in the truth that it supplies unique research supplies to the Arab library, which is already a famend information powerhouse housing robust analysis.
He mentioned the true worth of the award-winning works on the fifth version of the Award lies in the truth that it supplies unique research supplies to the Arab library, which is already a famend information powerhouse housing robust analysis.
Attending the awarding ceremony held on Sunday at Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre, Sheikh Sultan mentioned: “The award is not for specialisations that delve into politics or industry, but rather for scientific and literary research expanding the existing body of knowledge for researchers, and is not widely available in manuscripts or books that are hard to access.”
He added: “The importance of these research efforts cannot be understated as they serve to preserve and revitalise linguistic traditions, adding new dimensions to our understanding of culture. Universities and libraries play a vital role in this work, making it a key part of their mission. Language serves as the foundation of our identity, shaping our religion and beliefs, and thus, these research efforts should not be viewed as a cultural luxury, but as a fundamental aspect of our lives.”
Sheikh Sultan continued: “We hope that these studies will act as a comprehensive resource for anyone who wants to conduct research and wishes to contribute new information to the field of language. While the monetary prizes offered may be symbolic, the appreciation, and high status we offer to those who have participated in this study must not be underestimated. We extend our sincere wishes for success to all those who have contributed and encourage those who follow in their footsteps to pursue endeavours that benefit the public.”
His Highness honoured the winners of the fifth version of the award and congratulated them for his or her excellent achievement, praising their efforts in offering nice companies to the Arabic language.
Dr Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Al-Khatib was introduced the winner of the ‘Stylistic Studies in the Analysis of the Qur’anic Discourse’, within the Linguistics department, whereas second place went to Dr Mustafa Al Jilani Rajwan.
Dr Sami Mahmoud bin Amer received the ‘Specialised Lexicography’, in Science and Arts department, whereas second place went to Dr Mahdi Asaad Arar.
For the linguistics department class, ‘Stylistic Studies in the Analysis of the Qur’anic Discourse, Dr Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Al-Khatib was introduced because the winner, whereas second place went to Dr Mustafa Al Jilani Rajwan. Dr Sami Mahmoud bin Amer received the ‘Specialised Lexicography in Science and Arts’ class whereas second place went to Dr Mahdi Asaad Arar.
Dr. Ahmed Al Dubaib, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Arabic Language Academy and member of the award’s jury committee, praised His Highness for the success of the fifth version, citing the Sharjah Ruler’s steady help for the Arabic language as a mirrored image of his perception in preserving the language of the Holy Quran and cultural initiatives which have bolstered Sharjah’s standing as a hub for researchers, students, and fans of the Arabic language.
He highlighted the distinguished nature of the award, noting its constant excellence and widespread recognition amongst Arabic language researchers and students within the Arab world. He added that the award’s popularity for equity and impartiality is mirrored because the variety of candidates grows with every successive version.
In his keynote speech, Dr Mohammed Safi Al Mosteghanemi, Secretary-Normal of the Arabic Language Academy, introduced that His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah authorized the matters of the sixth version of the award — ‘Studies on learning the Arabic language and teaching it to its speakers and non-speakers for the linguistics branch and ‘The industry of Linguistic Lexicon: Study and Composition’ for the lexicographical department.
He thanked the Ruler of Sharjah for the continual help and efforts to protect the Arabic language and improve its scientific, literary and linguistic presence. He additionally lauded the efforts undertaken by groups and jurors of the fifth version.
On the ceremony, His Highness additionally obtained a briefing on the operations of the jury committee and the challenges they encountered, together with a number of suggestions to extend the variety of award submissions and enhance the instruments out there to Arabic language intellectuals and specialists to take part within the award. The winners additionally offered their analysis to attendees and shared insights on the efforts they made to finish their initiatives.
The award ceremony was attended by Jamal Salim Al Turaifi, President of Al Qasimia College; Abdullah Mohammed AlOwais, Chairman of the Sharjah Division of Tradition; Dr Khalifa Musabah Al Tunaiji, Head of the Holy Quran Academy in Sharjah; Mohamed Hassan Khalaf, Director-Normal of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, and member of the award’s jury committee.