The impact of Islam on Qatari Architecture

  • Publish date: Thursday، 28 April 2022
The impact of Islam on Qatari Architecture
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The Qatar National Museum (QNL) is presenting a series of activities celebrating the holy month of Ramadan. These activities include a lecture series on the impact of Islam on heritage and architecture in the State of Qatar. The series is being held at the "Discover Oil" Hall, Qatar National Museum. During the event, participants learned about the impact of the arrival of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula, the culture and customs of Qatari society, celebrations of religious holidays and events, as well as traditional architecture, which has been very prominent in modern architecture in the State of Qatar. The organization of these tours is an indication of the keenness of Qatar's museums to educate members of society on the important role played by the Qatar National Museum, which will include testimonies and antiquities that monitor the lives of ancestors and document the development that the State of Qatar has witnessed to become what it is today. Attendance is free of charge and registration is required, in addition to the field tours the Qatar National Museum continually organizes, through which students can explore the museum's splendor. This activity comes in addition to the many activities and workshops held throughout April for all segments of society with the aim of promoting communication between different audiences and artistic styles, from art tours and workshops to art lessons and programs for children and all family groups.

The art of Islamic architecture is considered one of the most accurate and wonderful manifestations of the Islamic civilization and the scientific renaissance that the Islamic Ummah used to be, and although Muslims were influenced by other civilizations, they spared no effort to maintain the Islamic identity to be their own character, a unique form. Qatar is one of the distinguished countries in this regard, where there are many buildings that reflect the art of Islamic civilization clearly, and one of the most prominent places that adorns the Qatari capital and its suburbs is the Education City Mosque, the modern building with an identity and Islamic character, and inspired by the nature of Islamic architecture, as represented by the two high minarets and the many Islamic inscriptions decorating its external and internal walls. The Museum of Islamic Art with exterior areas designed in the form of the old Islamic palaces, which were designed to give bright sunlight shades and grades on the colors of its outer and inner walls of this building in the waters of the Arabian Gulf.

The impact of Islam on Qatari Architecture

The Mosque of Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab, may God rest his soul, and the outdoor prayer halls and domes that are stacked successively with Islamic overtones, represent one of the edifices of Islamic architecture, as well as many other ancient and modern edifices. Qatar also adopted the architecture of Islamic art as the basis for designing many government facilities, museums, and mosques to preserve identity and Islamic architecture.