A lecture on Islamic architecture in Qatar

05 July, 2021



The Qatari Forum for Authors organized a lecture entitled “Islamic Civilization and Architecture” presented by the researcher and plastic artist Muhammad Ali Abel, as part of the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.

The lecturer reviewed the pivotal role of Qatar and its positive impact in preserving Islamic architecture in the region, pointing to the mention of Qatar in the pre-Islamic Arab heritage as well as the Islamic heritage.

The researcher indicated that the old building system was very accurate, which is called the rules and laws of Gulf architecture with pebbles and mud, which are possibilities that only Gulf construction knows, explaining that Qatar revived the original scheme of Islamic mosques more than ten years ago.

He pointed out to the most important historical mosques in Qatar, including the “ِAbulQibeb Mosque” and it contains 44 domes. It was built by the founder Sheikh Jassim bin Muhammad in 1878, where this type of mosque is considered an authentic pattern.

The contributions of Qatar to Islamic architecture are a witness to history, as edifices that clearly reflect the art of Islamic civilization rise in it. Therefore, it deserves to be the capital of Islamic culture.