By the presidentship of the chairman of the board of trustees, the poet, Mr. Abdul Aziz Saud Al-Babtain, and the efforts to support Arabic Cultural Scene and promote Arabic poetry and creative and aesthetic values represented in its antiquity and modernity, so, Al-Babtain Manuscripts Authentication Center has been inaugurated on Wednesday, 14-11-2007 in Alexandria, Egypt.
Since its inauguration the center has three new issues," Sicilian poetry diwan" authenticated by Dr. Fawzi Essa and "Ebn Sharaf Alqirawani Alebn diwan" authenticated by Dr. Ashraf Naja, and "Ebrahim Ben Almahdi Alabbasi diwan" authenticated by Dr. Mohammad Moustafa Shawareb. The center's plan is to issue a book every two months.
The foundation has drew the aim of the center in discovering the unknown sides of our poetry and tracing our neglected poets' masterpieces, and charged this mission to prominent specialist authenticators in the field of heritage authentication and publishing it. Furthermore, the center accredits the poetic collections and manuscripts authenticated by the hardworking authenticators and these manuscripts and collections had not issued before.
Al-Babtain's foundation has cooperation with a very well known Dar Alwafa publishing house in Alexandria to publish and distribute the center's issues in the way that fulfill the aims of the center.