Coinciding with the celebration of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021
All activities will be remotely broadcasted to prevent Corona virus
The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, has announced, today, the program that they will display during the blessed month of Ramadan. Katara chose to offer a diversified program of activities and events to be remotely broadcasted, in compliance with the precautionary measures taken by the state to prevent the Corona virus “Covid-19”.
The chosen activities include a number of daily and weekly competitions, for which valuable prizes have been awarded. Among these activities we can mention the daily competition “Question and Answer”, “Ramadan, the month of repentance and forgiveness”, which is also organized on a daily basis, as well as the daily program “Happening in Ramadan”, and the weekly “Ramadan Whiffs” program, in addition to a short story competition, and a contest “Juz Amma” in the Holy Quran.
Katara Ramadan program includes a short story competition entitled “Relatives and Kinsmen”. The competition contains some conditions, as the story should not be previously published in any of the media, or won an award before, and that it is made specifically to the competition. Moreover, the number of words of the story should not be less than 1500 word, and not more than 5,000 words. Furthermore, the short story should be written in Classical Arabic, and in a language free from spelling errors, taking into account the punctuation rules”.
The Cultural Village Foundation also allowed writers of both sexes to participate in the competition without being restricted by age, provided that each participant participates with only one story, and the entries have to be sent to the e-mail: [email protected] The last date for receiving entries is the 29th of Ramadan. The announcement of the results will be on July 29th. The first winner will receive an amount of 15,000 Qatari riyals, while the second winner will win 12,000 Qatari riyals, and the third one will get 10,000 Qatari riyals.
As part of its interest in the importance of visual content, the Cultural Village Foundation will broadcast new episodes of the cartoon series “Tamur and Tamura” produced by “Katara”, in addition to the Katara Award for Quran Recitation. The finalists of the award will be presented on Qatar TV under the official sponsorship of the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.
In addition to that, the Cultural Village Foundation will organize the Katara Prize for Arabic Poetry, “Mothers of the Believers”, where the first session will be about Khadija bint Khuwaylid, May God be pleased with her. Among the conditions of this award is that the poem should not be less than 30 verses if it is vertical Khalilian. The free poem is also accepted on the condition of being committed to a specific performance system, and that the poem shows a dramatic energy to intensify the character’s life in an unconventional way in the Hadith and stopped Hadith. The conditions of the award require that the participant has to deal in his poem with the life of the “Mother of the Believers” in the House of Prophet hood and her methodology and attributes of da’wah.
Katara noted that participation in the competition will be available from the first day of Ramadan to its last day, and that this award is considered one of the initiatives of the Qatari Women Pen Forum. In fact, the first winner will receive an amount of 60,000 Qatari riyals, while the second winner will win 40,000 Qatari riyals, and the third one will get 20,000 Qatari riyals. The participations should to be sent to the e-mail: [email protected]
It is worth noting that this year’s Katara Ramadan activities come within the framework of choosing Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, as the Katara contributes to presenting a number of diverse cultural events that will enhance the role of culture in the Islamic world.
The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, had prepared to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, by decorating its corridors and streets with various types of joyful lighting in the form of crescents and congratulations on the occasion of the advent of the holy month, in addition to the light wires hanging along the main entrance and on the green hills of Katara, and in the squares.