Mahdah: The National Records & Archives Authority (NRAA) has indexed, renovated and documented electronically in twenty volumes hundreds of manuscripts and records of the works of a noted scholar Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Saif bin Mohammed Al Ka’abi.
Hailing from Masah Village in the Wilayat of Mahdah, Governorate of Al Buraimi, Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Saif bin Mohammed Al Ka’abi lived from 1870 to 1950.
Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Ka’abi excelled in various sciences, and arts and used to teach his students at the Mosque of Masah Village, located 11 kilometres from the centre of the wilayat.
A majority of these manuscripts were hand-written by Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Ka’abi and others under his guidance.
The manuscripts cover a number of topics, including the Hadith of the Prophet (PBUH) and writings in the fields of Ifta (legal opinion), poetry, art and interpretation of the Holy Quran among other fields.
Khalid bin Said bin Abdulrahman Al Ka’abi one of the grandsons of scholar Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Ka’abi expressed thanks to the NRAA for documenting such manuscripts as they are of historic value and evidence for the intellectual products of scholars, artists and poets.
He added that the National Records & Archives Authority has maintained, indexed, renovated, documented, photocopied and preserved the manuscripts in a professional manner and with due care and attention.
-With inputs from ONA