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Bin Zaid Center Introduces the Islamic Culture and the Qatari Customs to Communities and Tourists

Doha: 22/1/2019
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center in the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs organized in November a number of educational and awareness programs and other events to introduce the Islamic culture and Qatari architecture to the different communities in Qatar, and to the tourists. Bin Zaid Center organized an entertainment program in Sealine beach for 115 new Muslims, in an atmosphere full of fun and enjoyment. Some preachers accompanied the new Muslims in order to educate them about the ethics of daily life in Islam. The Center also organized the program "Ad-Dhuha Tea’ for women which was attended by 41 English-speaking ladies. This program addressed a number of topics related to life in Qatar. Thirty nine English-speaking people benefited from the program ‘The Qatari Majlis’. The organizers of this program had discussions about the customs of marriage in Qatar and the values of the Qatari society. The program discussed, as well, the traditional Bedouin life in Qatar and the customs of the people of Qatar in their welcoming of guests, honoring them, in the presence of 44 people from Russia. Thirty two English-speaking people, through the Mosques Tourism Program at the Education City, were introduced to the rituals of the Prayer, how to perform it, and its importance both socially and morally. It also highlighted its positive role in the cohesion of the social fabric as well as its faith and spiritual impact. The visitors praised the efforts of the Center for informing the non-Arabic speakers about the important aspects of Islamic culture, and for this program that allowed them to know about the components of the mosques, as well as the arts and architectural decorations that correspond to contemporary art. During this period, many tourists visited the Center: 54 Germans, 6 women from the Republic of South Korea; 8 people from the Kingdom of Morocco, and 12 Chinese tourists. The Center was also visited by 39 male and female non-Arabic speaking students accompanied by a teacher from Al Khor International School, and 48 female students and 4 female teachers from Iqra English School. During their visit in the country, students from the Cultural Exchange Program at Stenden University –the Netherlands –Doha, visited the Center in order to learn about Islamic culture and Qatari heritage. Additionally, 16 male and female students from Australia Griffith University visited the Center during their tour in the country. Bin Zaid Center is considered a favorite destination for students and tourists. The Russian Guest Program was attended by 36 Russian-speaking people. This program addressed the importance of relations between different peoples and cultures. The Center also held a number of educational and religious lectures for the Muslim communities, including a lecture entitled "Paradise Is Calling You", from which about 1000 Tamil speakers benefited. The lecturer urged the audience to persist in performing acts of obedience and good deeds. The lecture ‘The Way to Paradise’ was attended by about 900 people from the Urdu-speaking community. The men were in the Center's mosque while the women were in the hall. A lecture for the youth was also held for the Malayalam community, and it was attended by 300 young people. This lecture was about following the example of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and the importance of calling to Allah among young people. A lecture for the Filipino community on the issues of Zakat and accounting in Islam was also held. It was attended by 150 people. Besides, the Center held a competition on the memorization and translation of some supplications from the book entitled ‘The Fortress of The Muslim’ to the Urdu-speaking youth. Twenty eight students participated in this contest and the four first students were awarded prizes. The Center's library distributed 8,837 books of the Center's publications in different languages during this period. Individuals from different communities benefited from it, in addition to a number of institutions in the country.