The Library held the symposium with the participation of Dr. Abdul-Muhsin Bin Obeid al-Thubayti and Dr. Hayfa bint Muhammad al-Furayh The seminar was organized by Professor Ahmad bin Khalaf Al-Mukhaydash on the occasion of the celebration of International Arabic Language Day, which falls on December 18 each year. This day was chosen as the World Arabic Language Day because it was the day in 1973 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution that Arabic should be the sixth official language of the United Nations. From that time, it became the date for the annual celebration of International Arabic language Day.
The United Nations stated in the communique in which it declared the Arabic language an official language: The United Nations General Assembly "recognizes the important role of the Arabic language in the preservation and dissemination of human civilization and culture". The Arab Islamic heritage preserves the genius and originality of the language of the Qur'an and the Traditions of the Prophet, displaying various literary genres including poetry, prose, literary writing, letters, books on rhetoric, speeches, autographs, and various other literary art forms, which constitute a vast linguistic reservoir for an encyclopaedic language, which is rich in millions of words, synonyms and linguistic resources.
The two speakers focused on defining the concept of the aesthetics of language, the elements of fine textual taste, the aesthetic reading of literary texts including poetry, narrative, novels, story-telling, and drama, and looking in detail at the aesthetic elements of the Arabic language, including words, sentences, styles and the creative use of texture, description, eloquence and rhetoric, as well as touching on the introductory sections of literary texts, and that from two points of view of poetic musicality and descriptive narrative.
The seminar also sought to define the concept of artificial intelligence, the relationship between it and the Arabic language, the fields where Arabic can be used in artificial intelligence, and the obstacles that prevent artificial intelligence using Arabic.