Cultural centers

“We take a moderate approach to serve cultural safety”

Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs HE Ghanem bin Shaheen bin Ghanem Al Ghanem affirmed that the ministry has adopted a moderate approach from a perspective that serves overall cultural security and maintains spiritual stability, as these efforts have effectively resulted in the protection young people in Qatar. society of ideas of extremism.

This was said in an exclusive interview with the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs with Qatar News Agency (QNA), in which he said that the ministry is also adopting a clear referral strategy which focuses on supporting various areas of development.

These are primarily in the areas of social protection, the population, the workforce, sustainable development, the renewal of religious discourse in conditions that meet contemporary challenges, support for family cohesion, the modernization of Islamic culture programs and the strengthening of relations with the Islamic world and the surrounding Muslim minorities. the world.

He added that this strategy also contributes to the field of social protection with disciplined investment of resources from endowment and zakat disbursement channels through their legitimate channels, and working diligently to activate cooperation and strategic partnership with community institutions.

The minister said that the ministry’s message concerns the Islamic religious issue in society and reinforces the role of the message of Islam in consolidating human values, lofty moral principles and ideals, and confirms its lasting impact in promoting of the life of the whole population. community. This involves spreading Islamic culture with a moderate approach of a civilized project based on the Holy Quran and the Sunnah, as well as strengthening the role and message of the mosque in society.

Regarding the ministry’s plan to manage Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, he said the ministry is working in line with Qatar’s policy in promoting peace and understanding by consolidating the concept of constructive dialogue among civilizations, promoting the values ​​and principles of the Islamic religion for tolerance and cooperation among religions and cultures.

On the most important developments on the Islam Web in recent years as a global Islamic window serving millions of Muslims around the world, the Minister said that the website of the Islamic Network affiliated with the Department of Da ‘wah and religious orientation and was established under the aegis of the Endowment Fund for Scientific and Cultural Development was able to embody the true meaning of keeping pace with the demands and needs of the modern age, of to be a link between Muslims all over the world.

Regarding the most significant achievements of the Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center, the minister said that the center is an endowment project, whose mission is to convey the message of Islam to non-Muslims, by all modern means available and to disseminate Islam culture as a belief, behavior and civilization, as well as to raise awareness of the customs, traditions and culture of Qatari society.
The center’s vision stems from a civilized concept that presents Islam as a way of life for all and addresses individuals and societies according to their needs and aspirations, relying in its communication on the basis of dissemination of common human values ​​and on moral nobility and respect for others with conviction and a deep belief in the message of Islam, to be closer and more cooperative with all those who seek the good, he said. he adds.