Khalifa Library Highlights New Insights into Reading
As part of reading month activities in the UAE, Khalifa Library at Al Ain University organized a lecture on reading entitled “New insights into Reading”. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Gamal Ahmed Ibrahim Mansour a Ph.D. holder in curriculum and instructor from Ain Shams University and moderated by Dr. Abdoulaye Kaba- Library Director.
Dr. Gamal started the lecture with an introduction about the importance of reading and how Islam urges Muslims to read and seek knowledge. He supported this explanation with evidence from the Holy Quran, Prophet Mohammad's speeches (Al'ahadith Alnabawia), and biographies of Prophet Mohammed (Alsiyra Alnabawia). This was followed by a discussion on the philosophical background of reading, types of readings, and the contribution of Russian scholar, Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky, to the modern reading.