• Short Summary

    Prince Mohammed Al Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family and Dr Mohammed Abder Yamani, the Saudi Arabian Minister of Information arrived at London airport on Thursday (1 April) to attend the forthcoming International Islamic Conference to be held in London.

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    Prince Mohammed Al Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family and Dr Mohammed Abder Yamani, the Saudi Arabian Minister of Information arrived at London airport on Thursday (1 April) to attend the forthcoming International Islamic Conference to be held in London.

    The Saudi Arabian delegates spoke about the conference at the airport, saying that they hoped that it would reflect the real image of Islamic culture. They also thanked the Islamic Council of Europe.

    The conference coincides with an important exhibition of Islamic book art which opens to the public at the British Library in London on Saturday (3 April). The exhibition is made up of Qur'an (Koran) manuscripts from the eighth to 18th century - many of which have never been displayed in public before. None of them have ever been seen in an exhibition in the West. The Qur'an is the most sacred scripture of the Islamic religion.

    The exhibition will be opened on the evening of Friday (2 April) by the Sheikh of al-Azhar, Rector of al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, which is the main centre for Quranic studies.

    SYNOPSIS: London Airport. On Thursday high ranking delegates flew in from Saudi Arabia to attend the forthcoming international Islamic Conference to be held in London. Prince Mohammed Al Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family and Dr Mohammed Abder Yamani spoke about the conference in the V.I.P. Alcock and Brown suite, saying that they hoped that it would reflect the real image of Islamic culture.

    They also thanked the Islamic Council of Europe.

    The conference coincides with an important exhibition of Islamic book art which opens to the public at the British Library in London on Saturday. The exhibition is made up of Qur'an manuscripts from the eighth to the eighteenth century - many of which have never been displayed in public before. None of them have ever been exhibited in the West.

    The Qur'an is the most sacred scripture of the Islamic religion and many of the examples on display are so lavishly illuminated and monumentally written that they need some 30 volumes for their completion. Others are very big in size and were presented to mosques by the royal patrons who commissioned them

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABEM59YAGNMYP8DMH453H6TTN
    Media URN:
    VLVAABEM59YAGNMYP8DMH453H6TTN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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