Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) has said it is offering the community the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting and educational activities during the holy month of Ramadan.
A member of Qatar Foundation, QBG houses a botanical garden that exhibits all the plant species mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, and in the Hadith and Sunnah (sayings and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him).One of the highlights for keen botanists, agriculturalists and gardeners throughout the month will be the chance to join in daily competitions and win prizes by answering questions on verses in the Holy Qur’an that relate to environmental and botanical terminology — posed each day via QBG’s social media pages.

In addition, those eager to learn more about QBG and botanical matters in general will be able to tune in to informative live Instagram sessions held throughout Ramadan that will highlight different topics of interest relating to the garden and showcase its extensive library of botanical books and publications, a press statement notes.
Among a range of botanically themed activities planned to mark Ramadan is a programme of seminars conducted via webinar.
One will feature Mohamed al-Khater, a specialist in medicinal plants, alongside Ahmed ElGharib, assistant researcher at QBG, and explore medicinal plants and the important role they play in human health.
Another will focus on food security during Covid-19, a timely presentation outlining the response of the agricultural sector to the pandemic with Nasser al-Khalaf, owner of one of Qatar’s biggest agricultural farms, alongside Mohamed Hassona, QBG’s horticulturist, plus representatives from the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
Fatima Khulaifi, project director at QBG, said: ““We are delighted to announce our programme of botanically themed activities for the holy month of Ramadan.
Thanks to modern technology and the enthusiasm of our team and guest speakers, we are able to share exciting daily competitions and a range of educational, thought-provoking seminars and online activities.
We extend a warm invitation to everyone to join us in contemplating the wonder of God’s natural creation.”
QBG’s activities during Ramadan are available on its social media channels — Instagram: Quranic_Botanic_Garden; Facebook: Qur'anic Botanic Garden, and on Twitter at @QuranicGarden.
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