World Book of the Year Prize respecting non-Muslim opinions
Last night on the sidelines of World Book of the Year Prize, Valentino Cottini mentioned joint plans of PISAI and Imam Khomeini Research Center. He regarded the World Book of the Year Prize as quite interesting in paying attention to the ideas of non-Iranian and non-Muslim researches.
IBNA: Michel Lagarde's book "Les Secrets de l'Invisible" Essai sur le Grand Commentaire de Fahr al-Din al-Razi" is winner of the 18th World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of Islamic Studies (Quran Interpretation).
Author Michel Lagarde is a professor of Arabic and Quranic interpretation at PISAI (Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d'Islamistica) of Rome. He is a member of White Priests Society; he has worked on the Great Commentary of Fakhr Razi on Holy Quran, translated Abdolqader Jazayeri during years 2000, 2001 and 2002 as well as various articles and translations published in different periodicals.
In a conversation with IBNA on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of World Prize for the Book of the Year of Iran, Valentino Cottini director of Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d'Islamistica said this book is a sociological study of the Holy Quran and it is a delicate expression of secrets and concepts and an interpretation of Fakhr Razi's commentary on the Holy Quran that Michel Largarde has undertaken its translation from Arabic to French.
Then he referred to Iranian World Prize for Book of the Year's particular attention to global publications and said: "World Book of the Year prize of Iran is an interesting cultural event. It is of particular importance and interest for us as non-Iranian and non-Muslims due to its paying attention to the opinions and researchers of the catholic Christians, which results in further cultural interactions."
Reacting to the question about the institute's plans for the translation of these works to other languages, Cottini said: "The book is likely to be translated into Persian due to the negotiations made. Moreover we have come in terms with Imam Khomeini research center for cultural interactions in the future that also include research and translation of books."
The book "Les Secrets de l'Invisible: Essai sur le Grand Commentaire de Fahr al-Din al-Razi" penned by Michel Lagarde and published by Albouraq in 647 pages is winner of the 18th World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Michel Lagarde was winner of the Sharjah Arabic Culture Prize by UNESCO in 2005.
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