Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Al-Kindi Letters Project (1) (ID: 21879531)

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Al-Kindi Letters Project (1)
proposed start date2022-07-01
proposed end date2022-08-14
grant start date2022-07-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-08-14T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)16528 AED
budget (USD)4500 USD
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• عمر
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


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Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

Levant Wikimedia Users Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

Al-Kindi Letters Project (1)

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

I am trying to make the letters of the philosopher Ya`qub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi within free knowledge and within a clear and understandable text. The problem is that it takes a long time to unload these messages. My evaluation of the unpacking of these messages is excellent because it helps in understanding Arab history and diversity.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

The strategy will focus on transcribing the first part of the letters of the Arab philosopher Yaqoub bin Ishaq al-Kindi, in addition to transcribing his personal biography on Wikisource.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

In addition to working on transcribing these letters and the personal biography of the philosopher Yaqoub bin Ishaq al-Kindi, I will work on holding lectures that focus on diversity in Arab history and discussion about the Abbasid Renaissance

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Not applicable

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

I will do all the essential work on my own. I may need administrative assistance with the encyclopedia, if necessary I will consult: Bassem Fleifel - user name in Wikipedia: باسم - volunteer

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance), Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

The works of the philosopher Ya`qub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi were written hundreds of years ago and it is difficult to read because they are in the form of pictures.

 Publishing these texts clearly on Wikisource will raise the image of the Wikisource project and facilitate the process of obtaining these philosophical messages for thousands of researchers in the Arabic language
7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Culture, heritage or GLAM

8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Not applicable

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

Success in this project will contribute to the continuation of providing similar projects to empty the work of Arab scientists, and thus we will obtain sustainability in the work.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

By making Wikisource a richer source of information, making the Arabic Wikisource project attractive to editors.

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.

I informed the colleague that I might need in administrative assistance

I also told my colleagues on the Arabic Wikipedia that I would publish Yaqoub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi's work on Wikisource.

12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
By drawing on the news of fellow editors through Wikimedia projects, as well as their expertise in their scholarly fields.
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Provide for Safety and Inclusion

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

Publishing these messages will contribute to introducing the Arab community to its history and will increase the availability of clear and free information for it. Thus, we will reach a more conscious and responsible society. The success of this initiative will increase my efficiency to work on Wikimedia projects.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants
Number of editors
Number of organizers
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

I will pass on the letters written by the Arab philosopher Ya`qub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, and I will be alone in this work and I will use modern methods to understand ancient writing and incomprehensible images, and the work will be published on a daily in Wikisource and through it I will measure the results of the work, and you will be able to make sure of the work for yourselves in every One day, knowing that the first ten days will be devoted to conveying the biography of the philosopher Baqub bin Ishaq al-Kindi. To Wikisource (the biography is notarized by the letter collector) and then I will start moving the first part of the letters.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

Through daily follow-up of the achievements and adherence to the initiative’s schedule, which is as follows: 14 days of the biography of the philosopher Ten Days: Al-Kindi's Book on First Philosophy Two Days: Al-Kindi's Message on the Oneness of God Two Days: For Al-Kindi's Dissertation on Cosmology and Corruption 5 days: Al-Kindi's message in space Two Days: Al-Kindi's Message in the Soul 10 Days: Al-Kindi's Message on Sleep and Vision

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

16528 AED

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

4500 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

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