The National Human Rights Committee organized the Arabic calligraphy exhibition on human rights in Islamic Culture, at Hamad International Airport by the artist Sabah Al-Arbaili, in addition to the exhibition “Human Rights” by the artist Ahmed Al-Maadeed, within the activities of Doha, Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021.
Maryam Abdullah Al-Attiyah, Secretary-General of the National Human Rights Committee, said: “The Committee’s permanent exhibition on “Human Rights in Islamic Culture” is one of the most distinguished activities implemented by the Committee at the local, regional and international levels. It is a creative paintings of Arabic calligraphy that include Quranic verses. And honorable prophetic hadiths coincide with modern human rights principles”.
She added: “Through this exhibition, we want to prove to the world that Islam adopted human rights principles 1400 years ago, and that addressing extremism and terrorism that some parties work to attach to Islam is always by building bridges of cooperation and dialogue between different religions, cultures and civilizations, and searching for and demonstrating common human heritage and values”.
Al-Attiyah explained that the exhibition on human rights in Islamic culture does not only aim to compare Islamic heritage and human rights conventions, but also aims to highlight the global human heritage in which all religions and cultures participated.
She explained that the exhibition includes paintings bearing messages and invitations related to the rejection of hate speech, combating violence and rejecting it in all its forms, and spreading the message of peace in all parts of the world, in addition to the importance of the human being and his effectiveness among members of his society.
For his part, Mr. Hamad Al-Azba, general coordinator of the activities of Doha capital of Islamic culture, said that the Arabic calligraphy is one of the most important arts created by the Arab-Islamic civilization and the most widespread in the arabic and islamic countries. He added :”We find it in architecture of all kinds, and it was used to decorate and decorate palaces, mosques and schools. It was also used in textiles, utensils, and furniture, etc”.
He mentioned that Arabs and Muslims, regardless of their schools, were able to make Arabic calligraphy a tool for aesthetic expression of the Noble Quran, Sunnah of the Prophet, and eternal Arabic proverbs, which added a special luster that increases its beauty.
Al-Azba stressed the importance of investing the brilliance of Doha in its activities as the capital of culture in the Islamic world to push this original art to the facade by raising awareness of its value and aesthetics. Also to support young talents in this field, and holding exhibitions, lectures and courses that promote the Arabic calligraphy, which expresses with its beautythe landmarks of our Islamic culture.