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Doha:The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs is working on reviving the Islamic heritage and enriching the Islamic library with the benefits of books and manuscripts and taking out the treasures of this heritage and benefiting from it through printing major sources of books and the revival of the Islamic heritage with the aim of printing and distributing services to Islam and Muslims.
Last year, The Islamic affairs department distributed 44,194 books, benefiting 7,436 individuals and 1,375 institution, both inside and outside Qatar and in the Arab world and on several continents in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia, the ministry's Director of the Islamic Affairs Department, Khalid Shaheen Al Ghanim (pictured below), said.
Al Ghanim expressed his appreciation of the efforts of the General Directorate of Endowments in supporting and financing the printing of Islamic heritage books, as endowment banks are a major source of support in financing the printing of the ministry's publications of Islamic books.
Ministry's Director of the Islamic Affairs Department, Khalid Shaheen Al Ghanim
He noted that the efforts of the State of Qatar to revive the Islamic heritage and enrich the Islamic library with the benefits of books and manuscripts has not been started now, but are due to the founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, who printed a number of the main sources of Islamic books at his expense and distributed them to scholars, while his son Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim continued this path and printed a large number of books, launching a Qatari trend after them in printing and distributing books.
On the distribution of the Holy Quran in Qatar, Al Ghanim said that Qatar and its wise leadership made a pioneering step in service of Quran by printing it in unique calligraphy and luxury printing.
Al Ghanim explained that the department of Islamic affairs provides Qatar's copy of the Holy Quran for distribution in state mosques, especially the new ones in coordination with the administration of mosques, as well as distribution to state institutions, which require many copies for employees, especially before the holy month of Ramadan.
The department also distributes copies to individuals in the heritage hall, in addition to the external distribution of individuals and institutions in a number of continents.
Al Ghanim added that the department has a number of libraries that include large numbers of Islamic books and manuscripts, the most important of which is the public library, which is one of the oldest libraries in Qatar.
The number of books is 19,100 titles of valuable and rare and located in 40.266 volumes, as well as the library of Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab Mosque, which was created when the mosque was established and contain over 1500 book titles in various Islamic sciences are available to all, located in 6,633 volumes.