Add Ramadan Forum to your holy month’s to-do list

Add Ramadan Forum to your holy month’s to-do list

Religious sermons will be held in Arabic, English, Malayalam, Urdu, Tagalog and Bengali. Entrance to the forum will be free for the public.



By (Staff Reporter)

Published: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 12:28 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM

Dubai — Renowned Islamic scholars will address the masses at the annual Ramadan Forum, which will be hosted from June 24 to July 4 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Religious sermons will be held in Arabic, English, Malayalam, Urdu, Tagalog and Bengali.

Lectures delivered at the forum in Arabic will be translated to English to ensure a wider participation from Muslims and non-Muslims.

The 14th edition of the event is being organised by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) under the patronage of Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.

“The Dubai Ramadan Forum aims to spread the enriching values of the Islamic faith and its tolerant teachings aimed at establishing peace and harmony among people of diverse nationalities. Dubai serves as an excellent model of this wonderful coexistence, as ... the city is home to more than 200 nationalities from around the world living together as one big multicultural family,” said Hamad Mohammed bin Mejren, Senior Vice-President, Dubai Events and Convention Bureau at the DTCM.

Entrance to the forum will be free for the public.

Forum activities

Preacher of the Nation — a competition aimed at honing the skills of students in public speaking, poetry recitation and preaching — will be hosted as part of the forum.

One of the new additions to the calendar of events is an exhibition that explores the history and art of Arabic calligraphy through the ages. It will cover many formats and techniques, with works presented innovatively in the form of three-dimensional sculptures and panels. The exhibition will be held daily from June 22 to July 6 at The Dubai Mall. The exhibition will host 28 calligraphers, of whom 12 are from the UAE, 14 from other Arab and Islamic countries and two from Spain, showing 70 panels and seven sculptures. Entrance to the exhibition will be free for the public.

Arabic Speakers: 

> Sheikh Saeed bin Misfer

> Sheikh Dr Sa’ad Al Shathri

> Sheikh Saleh Al Mughamsi

> Sheikh Sulaiman Al Jubailan

> Sheikh Uthman Al Khamis

> Sheikh Omar Abdul Kafi

Other languages:

> English: Sheikh Khalid Yasin

> Malayalam: Sheikh Hussain Salafi

> Urdu: Sheikh Meraj Rabbani

> Bengali: Sheikh Motiur Rahman

> Tagalog: Sheikh Nazir Okuindo and Ferdinand Aguilar

muaz@khaleejtimes.com


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