HE the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) Ghanem bin Shaheen bin Ghanem al-Ghanem has met with a number of Qatari preachers. HE al-Ghanem held the meeting with the preachers, who mount the pulpits of mosques and most of them lead worshippers in the mosques, immediately after he assumed the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs emphasising the importance of the active role entrusted with preachers who were honoured to carry the message of prophets, convey the true religion to the segments of society, and provide a good example of mercy, knowledge and wisdom for everyone who lives on the land of Qatar and for the whole world through the pulpits and arenas of call for God, through social media platforms and Islamic sites with a correct understanding and a moderate approach according to a balanced religious discourse.
HE the Minister of Endowments affirmed that the ministry continues its efforts to attract and qualify Qatari imams and preachers, and allocate them financial and other incentives to encourage and motivate young Qataris to engage in imams and preachers' qualification programs, in order to achieve the ministry's strategy that it adopted in the continuous interest and development of the category of imams and preachers in Qatar, so that they can fulfill their duty to inform people of their religion, to spread moderation, tolerant morals and the lofty morals of true Islamic religion, to carry out their advocacy duties in a proper and legally required manner, and to contribute to reviving the role of the mosque in society.
The coming years, God willing, will witness the qualifying of the largest number of Qatari imams and preachers, in implementation of the directives of the wise leadership, to ascend the pulpits of mosques, play the role of imams, and give advice and guidance to the community, HE al-Ghanim said, adding that they are able to understand the community's needs and aspirations and they are also able to address them well, and by good example, wisdom, knowledge and compassion, accepting their mistakes and lapses and treating them with kind words.
He said the ministry will continue to develop its programs and activities to keep pace with the advanced and new advocacy programs, and to open the door for preachers to increase scientific capabilities and legal outcomes, and to reach all segments of society, praying to the Almighty Allah to perpetuate the blessing of security and safety for Qatar, and the cohesion of the societal fabric and national cohesion.
For their part, the preachers valued the efforts of the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, led by HE the Minister, in working to attract and encourage Qatari Imams and preachers and build their knowledge and practical capabilities.