Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center, Doha

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A religious and cultural center known for its spiral minaret, Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center serves as more than just a significant landmark in Doha. Named after a prominent judge and scholar, the center also offers locals, expats, and tourists alike courses in Arabic language and the religion of Islam, as well as exhibits and sermons in English. Take a tour of the modern mosque, acquaint yourself with Qatari culture and heritage, or just stop by to admire the iconic spiral minaret of the grand building. Plan to visit Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Doha attractions using our Doha tour itinerary builder site .
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  • Get the chance to grasp the insights of the Islamic culture and also participate to a prayer in the mosque. Don't worry about the dress code, they will help you get properly dressed if you want to get...  more »
  • We at first thought this was the Grand Mosque, but it's not. We entered the building on the ground floor and there is a visitor's entry that explains the tenets and history of Islam- very interesting....  more »
  • With nothing else to do in the evening after a long flight, we went out to take a walk and have dinner in Souq Waqif. We saw this very beautifully lighted structure at the other side of the highway. W...  more »
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  • This is great place for Visitor who is interested to know Islam and culture of Qatar here some well trained people are available they explaining Islam to non Muslim foreigners. In addition to the mosque it also includes a department store and a cultural center with permanent exhibition detailing the basics of Islam. Guided visits - tours - of the mosque can be arranged there, Two of my friends are learning Arabic here, some long and short Arabic course is there also you can learn Quarn here.
  • Salamualaykum! I had been to the center in the past. Had a fantastic experience. But, on my recent visit, I didn't have the same healthy experience. Some staff need to be more approachable, friendly, and professional when communicating with new comers and giving them at least some info about the current and upcoming programs rather than directing them to check the details from wherever they saw the advertisement of the courses the center offers. Officials seemed clueless and couldn't direct me to the concerned staff who could answer my queries. I urge the staff to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the image of this beautiful Islamic center. Offer a helping hand to people from all the communities, religions and nationalities. There are so many amazing activities organized by the center. The official website need to be updated frequently to enable participation of a larger number of people eager to learn about what the esteemed center has to offer. I hope this serves a constructive criticism to help you evolve into a better organization. Jazaakumullaahu khayr for all the good work!
  • Al Fanar Islamic Centre. Really amazing place to know about Islam, different programs for reverts and Muslims always run here. You can meet even scholars.
  • Maashallah...Best place in town to learn Islam in all forms.
  • This place is visited by tourists to get a quick insight on islamic history. The posters on the walls are loaded with text and placed in sequence to help you understand better. I wish they allowed us to walk up the cone-like structure to get a good view of the city. Soon may be.

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