Arabic Between Sprawl and Decline
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, Directorate of Culture in Damascus held a seminar entitled “Arabic between sprawl and decline” for Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sayed in the Arab Cultural Center in Damascus (Abu Rummana(.
The seminar dealt with three sections; the first one was on the extension of Arabic, the second on the decline of it and the third on the requirements of such extension at present.
Dr. Al-Sayed explained that Arabic was one of the oldest languages and contributed greatly to the process of human civilization. He demonstrated its universality in multiple periods: The first one was forty centuries ago; the second period was during the Islamic conquest in the Umayyad era due to the religious factor; The third period of the extension was in the Abbasid era, transferring it to Europe in teaching, learning and translation into Latin.
Nevertheless, The seminar was attended by a number of renounced writers and educated people.