Posted on May 23, 2017

Under the leadership of Qatar Museums’ (QM) Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) is delighted to announce a series of engaging activities for the public in celebration of the Holy month of Ramadan. The fun family activities form part of QM’s continued commitment to inspire an indigenous culture of creativity and enrich the lives of all those who live in and visit Qatar.

Activities taking place include lectures by well-known speakers discussing a variety of subjects such as Ramadan, Islamic History and Islamic Art; storytelling sessions for children; family activities where children can make their own Ramadan lanterns, or weave a rug out of paper and the popular MIA Bazaar on Saturday evenings from 5pm until midnight, selling food and handicrafts for the whole family. In addition, MIA will be celebrating Garangao, a traditional children's party celebrated after the breaking of the fast on the 14th night of Ramadan, when half of the fasting month is over. Garango will take place at MIA on 7th June 2017 with an evening of activities, storytelling and of course traditional gift giving.

Salem Almarri, Deputy Director of Learning and Outreach at MIA, said: “We are delighted to offer a range of fun, family friendly activities for everyone to enjoy and take part in at MIA in celebration of the Holy month of Ramadan. Our activities have been designed to offer something for everyone, bring the family together and through a range of interactive and engaging events, educate visitors and enable them to discover the richness of Islamic heritage through art this Ramadan.”

MIA announces Ramadan 2 [].jpgMIA’s Ramadan lecture details can be found below, all of which will be taking place from 9:30pm to 10:30pm:

Name of the lecturer

Lecture Title

Date/ التاريخ

SHK. Nasser Al Hajri

Counsellor, Family Consulting Centre

Ramadan and Family

Saturday 27 May

Mr. Mohammed Al Benali

Executive Director of Weyak – Mental Health Friends Association

Mental health and Ramadan

Sunday 28 May

Dr Mouein Sadek

Qatar University, History Department

Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock; History, Architecture and Islamic Art

Monday 29 May

Mr. Ahmed Al Suliti

Ex Editor-in-Chief, Al Watan Newspaper

Ramadan and Sport

Tuesday 30 May

Shk. Saud Al Hajri

Imam and preacher/Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

Ramadan Observations

Wednesday 31 May

Mr. Khalifa Al Said

Consultant, Ministry of Culture & Sport

Ramadan in the Past

Saturday 3 June

Dr. Hatim Ibrahim

Associate Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, Qatar University

Discussion on Qatari Architecture – Modernism vs. Traditionalism

Sunday 4 June

A doctor from Hamad Hospital (TBC)

Healthy Food and Ramadan

Monday 5 June

Dr Jamal Boussa

Qatar University, Architecture & Urban Planning Department

Conservation of Urban Heritage in Qatar; Realities and Challenges

Tuesday 6 June

Dr Aisha Al Mannai

Director of Muhammad bin Hamad Al Thani Muslim Contribution to Civilization Centre, Hamad bin Khalifa University

Ramadan and Morals

Thursday 8 June

Dr Mouein Sadek

Qatar University, History Department

Social and economic life in Qatar before oil.

Saturday 10 June

For full details on MIA’s Ramadan public programme, please visit: