Hassan Bin Mohamed Center for Historical Studies has issued the thirteenth issue of "Rewaq of History and Heritage Magazine". It is a refereed academic magazine specialized in history and heritage. The editorial mentions that by publishing this issue, seven years of contributions have passed since the issuance of "Rewaq of History and Heritage" Magazine. These contributions include publishing a hundred sober academic studies in history, heritage, and the history of Arab sciences. The magazine remains committed to providing high quality and modern materials, and it continues its role in academic publications, particularly as it has become an important branch of knowledge in both its electronic and paper formats. As such, the responsibility towards effective expression increases with each publication.
In this issue, Pro. Hassan Bin Mohamed Al-Thani explains how Qatar attained its stability under the struggle of powers in the Arabian Gulf area in the sixties of the nineteenth century AD., and how things culminated by signing the 1868 treaty, in addition to the Ottomans’ arrival into Qatar in the early seventies.
Prof. Jamal Mahmoud Hajar sheds light on a unique experience in the adventures of exploration in Arabia. It is the travels of the British Major “Holt” into the Northern Arabian Desert in 1923.
The researcher “Khalid GhanimAl Maadeed” reviews the military campaign of Faisal against Qatar in 1851, where he compares the varying British, Saudi, Bahraini, and Qatari accounts related to it. He clarifies the motives behind this campaign, its incidents, and its results that still affect Qatar at the current moment.
Prof. Mohamed Bin Mousa Al-Quraini deals with one of the aspects of economic life in the Ottoman Mutasarrifate of Al-Hassa at the time of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, when the Ottoman Tanzimat had been implemented, through the Ottoman documents kept in the archives of the prime ministry in Istanbul.
Prof. Mohamed Hamza Al Haddad examines the term “Riwaq” (long gallery) in Islamic architecture. He touches on the meaning of the term and its derivation, birth, and development based on linguistic sources, lexicons, and historical sources as well as the antique epigraphs and the remaining archeologicarchitecture.
Prof. Yousef Thanon introduces some Holy Quran books, kept in Qatar National Library, and had been printed in Europe and Russia, from the beginning of the printing era in the sixteenth century to the present.
Prof. Mohamed Al Bashir Razqi examines the concept of reform in the Will of the Grand vizier Fouad Pasha and its relation with the notions of nationalism, racialism, right, and equality. He refers to the Grand vizier’s awareness of the danger of the political and social designs threatening the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century.