Improvisational sermons during the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic

23 June, 2021


The Qatar’s Marqat for Oratory Initiative continued the competition among the participants in the third round of improvisational sermons, with the aim of rehearsing present answers and speed of response. This initiative is organized weekly by the Qatari Forum for Authors, as part of the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Janabi, the expert in the Arabic language, said that the competition in this round between improvised speakers has a rhetorical dimension, which is the intolerance for the opinion, such as using praise for something sometimes, and the use of praise and the vilify other times in the traditional Arabic language, it is desirable or desirable. He called the orators to use these words in praise and vilify.

The orator Sheikh Shaker Al-Shahwani delivered a sermon of Qas bin Saeda Al-Eyadi. Also Khaled Al-Ahmad gave a typical improvisational sermon on criminalizing travel in the current circumstances, where he enumerated the disadvantages of traveling in light of the current circumstances.

In the third round of improvised sermons some orators competed, such as Hafsa Rekrak, who presented a sermon in which she praised the e-book, and Muhammad Al-Hafiz, who gave a sermon praising the online education. Al-Khalil Mahfouz’s sermon praised the Corona virus in terms of the positives resulting from it. Muhammad Al-Aqidi also praised the vaccination to prevent the Corona virus.

The topics were chosen according to the request of the arbitrators, namely Jihad Jaradat, Khaled Al-Ahmad, Shaqr Al-Shahwani, and Ahmed Al-Hazam, who later provided comments on the sermons. They pointed out to the weaknesses and strengths of the improvised sermons. The first place was won by Hafsa Rekrak, and the second place came by Muhammad Al-Hafiz, then Al-Khalil Mahfouz in the third place.