HBKU’s College of Islamic Studies to Hold Public Activity at Education City Mosque

Doha, Hamad bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Islamic Studies (CIS) will host the “Beacon of Knowledge and Light” event on Thursday and Friday at the Education City Mosque.

Open to the public, the activities, which will run from 1 pm to 9 pm, will include a live demonstration on how to make smoothies from fruits mentioned in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, a storytelling session for children, and a calligraphy art station.

Additionally, Islamic scholar and lecturer Dr. Omar Abdelkafy will give the Friday sermon as well as hold a Q and A session before the activities commence.

“In an Islamic society, the mosque is very symbolic; people gather not just to perform prayers, but also to seek knowledge as well as strengthen relationships. This event epitomizes how Qatar Foundation is working to engage the wider community through its diverse eco-system of learning,” Qatar Foundation Community Development President Fahad Saad Al Qahtani.

Other activities on offer include exploring the flora and fauna mentioned in the Holy Quran and Hadith, watching a movie under the night sky, taking photos of the indoor waterfalls, and walking through the gardens.

The Education City Mosque is open to the public and has the capacity to host 1,800 people and holds a lecture every Friday, with translations for non-Arabic speaking members of the community

Source: Qatar News Agency