The role of Qatar and its prominent commitment in maintaining global peace is based on the principles and tolerant values of Islam, as well as through its international initiatives and partnerships in supporting education and health projects for the benefit of the least developed countries and afflicted regions, out of Qatar’s belief that education is the guarantee available for sustainable development based on human capital and the knowledge that makes moderate generations and armed with the values of coexistence and dialogue and also does not slip into violence and extremism.
The fields of literature, arts and elements of tangible and intangible heritage fall within the tributaries of Islamic culture as an enlightening source for all Muslim generations that seek to preserve their original values and to persevere in renewing their civilizational creativity.
From this standpoint, the event of” Doha capital of culture in the Islamic world 2021”, has set, through all its continuous programs for a whole year, its noble goal: consolidating Islamic values, highlighting the cultural heritage and pride in Islamic civilization with its rich sources of productive and effective inspiration in enriching the scene Cultural as an added value to Islamic countries and to Islamic culture in general.
Among the objectives of the celebration is to introduce the cultural experience of the State of Qatar and its efforts to promote Islamic culture. The State of Qatar continues to play its effective role in perpetuating the glories of Islamic civilization, highlighting its human heritage and cultural values, and demonstrating its historical impact on the scientific renaissance in the world, as well as spreading its reference principles in promoting intercultural dialogue and spreading the values of coexistence and understanding among peoples.
Qatar’s assumption of this role is not something new, but rather it has done it well a long time ago. Rather, it is a role around which Qatar’s history has revolved since its inception in order to spread science and consolidate the principles of Islamic culture, and encourage scholars, writers and intellectuals throughout the ages, as is the case in contemporary history. Also at present, Qatar attaches great importance to investing in education and universities, developing cultural and scientific infrastructure at the highest level, establishing museums and public cultural spaces, holding scientific conferences and cultural seminars, in addition to Qatar’s contributions and commitments in this field at the regional and international levels.
Qatar is one of the countries concerned with Islamic heritage in particular, and archaeological history and heritage in general. This interest is embodied in the restoration operations that included many archaeological areas in Qatar, and in the construction of institutions to preserve the treasures of Islamic heritage such as the Museum of Islamic Art, which has antiques and other pieces. In addition to the many Islamic cultural and architectural edifices that the State of Qatar embraces, reflecting the authenticity of the Qatari people and the richness of their cultural and urban savings spread throughout the country, which tourists flock to discover from different countries of the world throughout the year, as a unique model that relates The depth of Arab-Islamic civilization, as we find among these monuments what is classified on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
With regard to promoting cultural diversity, Qatar has remarkable efforts both at the local level by supporting and organizing events for all Qatari society (citizens and residents), or through its initiatives in spreading Islamic culture and interfaith dialogue regionally, Arab and internationally.
In this regard the role of Qatar role in preserving the world peace, based on the principles of Islam and its tolerant values, as well as through its initiatives and international partnerships in supporting education and health projects for the benefit of the least developed countries and the afflicted regions.
The field of publishing, authorship and the provision of reading spaces is a field directly related to this formation. On the one hand, Qatar is interested in supplying the countries of the Islamic world with Qatar’s Qur’an, and in publishing Islamic books, whether aimed at spreading the values of moderation and rejecting extremism, or dealing with Arab and Islamic history. On the other hand, Qatar National Library comes at the top of the cultural pyramid, with its treasures of knowledge, rare historical manuscripts, and archival systems that compete with the most prestigious global libraries.
Ministry of Culture and Sports also is establishing a cultural system that is based on guidelines that collectively constitute life perspectives that lead the community to establish a civilized pattern that is reflected in the interactions of its members with each other in various aspects of life.
In achieving this endeavor, Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, has given all the support and assistance to Qatari creators of all specialties, as embracing talents, by developing their skills and capabilities, this would create a cultural environment in which the capabilities and creativity of young people grow, as stipulated in the strategy of the Ministry of Culture and Sports for the period 2018-2022, which seeks to proceed with providing a developing cultural environment that incubates the energies of Qatari society with all its components to sharpen its capabilities in a national revival project brings it to the ranks of the advanced and civilized countries, making Qatar a model to be followed and a consolidation of its cultural role regionally and internationally.
The ministry’s strategy has defined its orientation in the cultural field towards strengthening the role of culture as a framework for preserving identity and promoting citizenship and civilized communication by working to activate the role of the cultural scene, through sponsoring and supporting talents and increasing cultural production that aims to enhance the elements of national identity, and through the development of attractive cultural events that raise the level of cultural community participation, and organizing events that contribute to increasing cultural communication with resident communities, as well as working to enhance Qatar’s cultural position regionally and internationally, in addition to working to protect heritage and encourage the increase of society knowledge. The activities of Doha Capital of Islamic Culture 2021, is trying to achieve all these goals.