College of Islamic Studies highlights Qatar’s role in spreading the culture of knowledge

10 October, 2021


Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization, affiliated with College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, held an online symposium to highlight Qatar’s role in spreading a culture of useful knowledge to the Islamic world and the world at large. The seminar was moderated by Dr. Aisha Yousef Al-Mannaei, Director of Center.

This event was part of an initiative launched by Ministry of Culture and Sports, in cooperation with other local and international entities, to celebrate the selection of Doha capital of culture in the Islamic world 2021. The discussions highlighted the role of cultural and academic excellence that Qatar has achieved over the years in elevating Doha’s position to become one of the most important cultural cities in the Islamic world.

The list of speakers at the symposium included Dr. Okasha Al-Dali, Head of the Holdings Department at Qatar University Publishing House, Dr. Haya Al-Ma’adidi, Director General of Etzan Center for Administrative Training and Advisor to the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and Maryam Al Hammadi, Director of Culture and Arts Department at Ministry of Culture and Sports and General Director of Qatari Forum for Authors. The speeches delivered by the speakers during the symposium touched on the prominent landmarks in the march of the State of Qatar and its contributions in the fields of literature, arts, culture and sports.

Dr. Aisha Yousef Al-Mannai said: “This dialogue not only demonstrated HBKU’s compatibility with Qatar’s development vision to promote a sustainable knowledge economy, but also made the College of Islamic Studies a centerpiece in the discussions that shape the Muslim community on a larger scale”.

ٍShe added that the diverse community of HBKU graduates, which includes researchers, scholars, writers and artists, contributes to the positive cultural development of their communities, which enables Qatar to consolidate its academic and research excellence in the region and beyond, and the college will continue its efforts as a leading center for higher education that supports Qatar in its initiatives to promote cultural development.

Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Thani Center for Muslim Contributions to civilization has been hosting lectures and conferences with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of various aspects of Islam among all members of society at large.