The Qatari Forum for Authors will organize, next Sunday, its fourth annual forum

01 April, 2021

Within the activities of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021

The forum discusses the contributions of writers in enhancing the Arab-Islamic identity

The Qatari Forum for Authors will remotely organize, next Sunday and Monday, its fourth annual forum, entitled “The Contributions of Authors and Writers in Enhancing the Arab-Islamic Identity”, as part of the activities of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.

Over the two days, the forum will discuss a number of issues related to Arab and Islamic culture and the role of the Arab author and writer in promoting his culture and preserving his heritage through his intellectual and literary productions, with the participation of writers, authors and academics from Qatar and a number of Arab countries.

The annual forum aims to exchange experiences in the field of authoring, writing and publishing through enabling the participating writers and authors to promote the Arab-Islamic identity and to highlight the most important things that have been published to promote this identity. Moreover, the annual forum seeks to encourage the generations interested in the Arab-Islamic identity by creating a common environment between authors and writers and integrating the cultural movement through all parties of the process by developing future plans for authors.

During the opening session, Mrs. Maryam Yassin Al Hammadi, Director General of the Qatari Forum for Authors, will present an overview of the achievements of the Qatari Forum for Authors, followed by a speech by Mr. Faisal Al Suwaidi, Director of Culture and Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and then Dr. Hamda Hassan Al Sulaiti, Secretary General of the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science will deliver his speech.

The first session will discuss the role of civil society organizations in enhancing the Arab-Islamic identity by reviewing the role of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar National Library, and Qatar Computing Research Institute in this regard.

While the second session deals with the efforts of the cultural publishing houses in support of the book and the author, as well as their role in promoting Arab and Islamic culture. The publishing houses are mainly: Rosa, Zakrit, Lusail, Qatar University Publishing House, Child Literature Center, and Katateeb House.

The third session of the discussion will discuss the topic of “Inspiring Arab and Islamic civilization between historiography and documentation” through some interventions. The interventions include “a look at the Arab and Islamic world from the orientalists’ point of view”, and “reviving the Arab and Islamic literary heritage in young people and new generations”. The activities of the first day are concluded by talking about the role and influence of universities in promoting Arabic language and Islamic studies.

On the second day, the forum will discuss the issue of Islamic heritage and scientific research, through several sessions. In the first session, the topic of “activating the role of investing the Islamic scientific heritage” will be discussed by talking about the role of Muslim scholars in the modern renaissance of Arab societies and the most important international strategies and pioneering experiences in preserving the Arab Islamic heritage.

The second session is devoted to discussing the issue of “Islamic heritage and technology”, during which the technological revolution and societal transformations of contemporary Islamic countries and their role in writing and writing are discussed. In fact, the focus will be on the patterns of technological communication between societies and their role in activating human values as well as the role of technology in developing scientific research.

The third topic to be discussed will be entitled “Rhetoric and its role in societal reforms”. The discussion will be through two interventions; the first intervention is about rhetoric and its role in the cultural construction of Islamic societies, while the second intervention is about the role of rhetoric in enhancing the Arab-Islamic identity.

The activities of the fourth annual forum conclude, with accompanying sessions to discuss the role of the (electronic) documentation and archiving process in preserving the Islamic scientific heritage, the classification of authors and its relationship to Arab rhetoric, the role of libraries in promoting Arab and Islamic culture and the challenges they face, the role of cultural associations and institutions in promoting Arab-Islamic Cultural identity.

The forum will be concluded by talking about the role of training in promoting and preserving the Arab-Islamic cultural identity before announcing the final recommendations of the fourth annual forum of authors.