"Knowledge is not absolute and can always be revised," His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. ~ address at Sultan Qaboos University in May 2000.

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library

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The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library features a special collection of Arabic and English language books, periodicals and photographic works on the history, literature, politics and religion of The Sultanate of Oman. The range of resources covers art and architecture, law, Islamic Law, Ibadi Islam, Qur’anic studies, histories of Oman and Zanzibar, Arabic literature in the form of short stories and poetry, literary criticism as well as materials on science, education and libraries.

The collection features many publications not found elsewhere in the United States and includes a wide range of government publications.

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Today’s Perspectives on Ibadi History

This volume includes valuable academic articles on the study of Ibadi history from early Islam to the modern period, and covering a large area from the Indian Ocean to North Africa. This volume discusses how Western Scholarship has contributed to the reconstruction of Ibadi History. It also features the origins, beginnings and perspectives of Ibadism. These contributions have been published by scholars specialized in different academic disciplines and representing various European Universities. This unique volume provides details about the early period and the formation of the Ibadi community. Based on these works, any reader can learn about the historical and theological sources of the Ibadi community and understand its future, either in the Sultanate of Oman or around the world. In addition to the contributions on the reconstructions of Ibadi history and community, this book contains a case study gathering historical sources related to the North African Ibadi Context. This case study includes articles covering several subjects such as: The Mudawwana [code of regulations] of Abu Ghanim al-Khurasani, and The Coinage of the Rustamid State. It also includes an article about the impact of Ibadism on the Berber community and how it has been adopted into their religious and socio-economic life. This volume also contains remarkable colored illustrations as well as valuable bibliographies on Ibadi History, its origins, and perspectives. Editors: Abdulrahman Al Salimi, Heinz Gaube. Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim, Zurich, New York, 2017. Visit our library M-F 10-4 to borrow this book and check out the rest of our collection. For more information, visit: https://www.sqcc.org/library/

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Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Library

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1100 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Phone: 202.677.3967 x104