Qatari Forum for Authors organized the twenty-fifth session of the “Mirqat Qatar for Oratory”, which comes within the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.
Dr. Fouad Al-Qaisi explained at the beginning of the session in his speech that the role of the orators is to raise the banner of the Arabic language, stressing that our language carries our heritage, and that the orator will not reach the position he satisfies for himself except through a commitment to the language by reviewing, listening, practicing and taking linguistic abilities. The orators have to intensify the use of this language in order to be able to catch up, employ and overcome obstacles.
Mr. Ahmed Azab delivered a written sermon at the fourth level, which was titled “International Teacher’s Day”. He gave an overview of this international day, which is organized annually on October 5, and cited the importance of science and education.
Mr. Khaled Ahmed gave his opinion about this sermon, where he said that the orator presented a wonderful and complete content, and a wide range of different evidence between poetry and prophetic hadiths, stressing that each word needs a different type of tone of voice, and he advised the participant to diversify his vocal energies, and stop when moving from one idea to another.
The second sermon was given by Abdul-Jabbar Faris. This sermon was judged by Abdullah Al-Khalaf, where he emphasized that the practice of impressionistic criticism is one of the thorny issues that need experience, and pointed out that the special goal of the critical sermon is to search for the learned value, which the critical orator excelled at.
Despite the shortness of the sermon, he called the orator to re-read and reproduce the meaning to extract new meanings from the original sermon, and advised him to focus on the connection and separation.
For his part, Mr. Muhammad Al-Shabrawy said that the Mirqat encourages the beginners, and it is strict with the professional who has reached advanced stages. He stressed the need for the orator to gain the flexibility to be able to deal with surprises and changes to benefit others.