Story of Egypt’s Book Publisher Who Spreads Archipelagic Muslim Scholars’s Works

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Sholah Salim
CAIRO

“Finally, I worry that the books of Mustafa Al Babi Al Halabi printing house became a kind of antiques at last. Yes, it’s antique because it is the oldest and important printed books which become a foothold in molds to come but increasingly rare.

Aerial view of the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

Aerial view of the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

Much more to the work of archipelago scholars, it is very sad that there is no any party to have concern for documenting historic printed books by the scholars of this magnitude.

Syekh Ahmad Khatib al-Minangkabawi

Syekh Ahmad Khatib al-Minangkabawi

Syekh Nawawi al-Bantani

Syekh Nawawi al-Bantani

Finally, before leaving the store, I asked the old man the clerk, “Are these books are out of print?” He replied, “We’re going to print again once some has already run out,” he said. Is there any Indonesian publisher moved?”

A lecturer giving lecture at the Azhar University, Cairo.

A lecturer giving lecture at the Azhar University, Cairo.

Hidayatullah
5 February 2014

http://www.hidayatullah.com/read/2014/02/05/16010/isah-penerbit-mesir-penyebar-karya-ulama-nusantara.html

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