The Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs, represented by the Department of Da'wah and Religious Guidance, continues the family educational course entitled 'The Family in Islam', which targets Qatari male and female preachers in implementing advocacy programmes. The educational module is a shariah rooting one and aims at correcting concepts, enriching family knowledge.
It also aims to develop the skills of male and female preachers in the fields of da'wah, especially in family-oriented programmes, to contribute to increasing the shariah awareness about family issues in Islam. It is aimed at preparing an educational cadre of male and female preachers, training them to respond to suspicions and face cultural challenges, and rooting family and educational theories.
Around 50 Qatari preachers, men and women, participated in the programme, which started early last week and lasts for six months to end in April of next year in coincidence with the Qatari Family Day. The course is held four days a month, where one meeting is held per week, alternately (two for male preachers and two for female preachers). With regard to this programme, the Director of the Department of Da'wah and Religious Guidance Mal Allah Abdul Rahman al-Jaber stressed the department's keenness to spread Islamic values among segments of society with purposeful and useful topics, and in an easy and simplified manner in accordance with the strategy drawn up by the ministry to achieve the goal of effective contribution to building a strong, cohesive and constructive Qatari family, and to build a generation that is proud of its country and serves its community.
He appreciated the role of Qatari preachers in society, and the importance of the educational programme 'The Family in Islam' will provide male and female preachers with skills in introducing subjects that enhance family cohesion, marriage and parenthood bonds, and reduce the negative effects of divorce.
Al-Jaber noted the importance of Qatari preachers taking the lead in this matter and their involvement in it as they are the people who know the needs of the community and what maintains the family cohesion. He stressed the keenness of HE the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs Ghanim bin Shaheen al-Ghanim to develop this aspect and pay attention to it in order to protect the Qatari family.
For his part, the Head of Guidance Section at the Department of Da'wah and Religious Guidance Yousef al-Hammadi, underlined the importance of the programme in qualifying cadres capable of carrying out this task. He also stressed the society's need for the competencies of Qatari preachers in the family in educational and social fields, and for putting forward appropriate and applicable ideas and programs in the various advocacy and guidance platforms to raise the level of family awareness among community members, while participating in specialised forums to clarify and highlight the legitimate viewpoint and prophetic treatments of family and educational issues.