Qatar Foundation continues its celebration with Doha the capital of Islamic culture 2021. In that frame Jaber Al-Hobash, Community Communication Specialist at Qatar Foundation, confirmed that the foundation continues to celebrate Doha the capital of culture in the Islamic world 2021, through various events, activities and programs, starting from celebrating the aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy, to exploring the writing of the Holy Qur’an through the ages, and promoting awareness The importance of preserving the Islamic cultural heritage.
In this context, Qatar Foundation is keen to involve different age groups from all parts of society in these activities, in keeping with its firm role in perpetuating Arab culture and Islamic heritage, while emphasizing the importance of promoting cultural identity and being proud of it.
Al-Hobash said the activities and programs that we have presented and will continue to present within the framework of the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, reflect our belief in the power of knowledge, and the importance of community participation to enlighten societies and enhance their cohesion, and also reflect the pivotal position of our Arab and Islamic cultural heritage for us. It reinforces our values and mission.
He added: “Our programs aim to tell the story of the rich Islamic culture in harmony with all eras and celebrate it, and to show the link between our ancient Islamic culture and what we live daily in various aspects of life, as well as introducing our Islamic achievements in the past, and drawing inspiration from them in order to enhance our present and build our future” .
He continued: “At Qatar Foundation, we are proud of our contributions in support of the celebration of Doha as the capital of culture in the Islamic world for the year 2021, and we look forward to continuing to welcome everyone from different parts of society to learn, explore, and benefit from our exciting activities remaining from this year”.
Qatar Foundation’s contributions to the celebrations of Doha the capital of culture in the Islamic world 2021, witnessed the organization of Education City Mosque a program to educate children about the importance of fasting and the moral traits that they must possess as Muslims, in addition to sessions to familiarize them with the meanings names of Allah and their uses as mentioned in the Quran. Education City Mosque also organized workshops to spread the aesthetic of Arabic calligraphy, and more such workshops are scheduled to be held at a later time.
Education City Mosque has released a series of films that shed light on Muslim scholars who contributed to the development of knowledge in science, mathematics, and medicine.
In turn, the Quranic Botanical Garden, a member of Qatar Foundation, invited community members to join weekly tours of the Qur’anic Botanical Garden nurseries, to discuss how to preserve these plants at the present time, and to preserve this legacy in the future, in addition to launching a competition to reflect on the verses of the Holy Quran and the Prophet’s Hadith to understand the environmental and botanical terms mentioned therein.
As part of the activities presented in the activities of Doha the capital of Islamic culture, the Doha International Family Institute, a member of Qatar Foundation, organized a series of seminars that focused on marriage as one of the main components of Arab and Islamic culture. The community development team at Qatar Foundation also organized a virtual session on the occasion of the Garangao celebration, telling its historical story and highlighting its significance in Qatari culture.
Meanwhile, Qatar National Library, based in Education City at Qatar Foundation, organized a series of events to explore the Prophet’s biography of the Prophet. In addition to highlighting how Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr around the world and writing the Holy Quran through the ages; also highlighting the role societies play in preserving Islamic heritage.
Qatar Foundation will celebrate the winners of the fourth cycle of “Our Ethics” award , and the winners of the second batch of the School-Level Buds of Ethics Award. The “Our Ethics” Award initiative focuses on the comprehensive ethics around which most religions and cultures agree, adopted by the Holy Prophet, by supporting youth projects, and ideas aimed at that, and that embody behaviors aimed at strengthening societies.
Among the future activities and events, “Qatar Reads” is organizing a program aimed at promoting reading in schools, in addition to the family program, which confirms the Foundation’s role in spreading the culture of reading through fun activities interspersed with various competitions, in addition to discussion sessions entitled “Read and Rise”, which is held through it discussion of books specialized in Islamic culture.