The Center Hosts Sawabeh Fikr Television Program (April 2018)

The Poet  Ahmed Zkiba , director of publications and publishing at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, was hosted by the center to record a segment of  Sawabeh Fikr Television Program , where he talked about poetry and its meaning, content, language and expressions, and about the course of progress of literature. He touched on the distinction of Qatar in poetry since the dawn of history; since it was visited by Abu Al-Ala'a Al-Hadrami. He attributed that prominence to the openness of Qatar to ancient civilizations. At the time of the Abbasid Caliphate, for instance, Qatar was surrounded by a number of grammarians, linguists and masters of poetry like Al-Kisa'i at Kufa, Sibawayh at Shiraz, and Al-Farahidi who had lived to the east of Qatar. Those linguists and men of letters passed through Qatar making it a source of knowledge. He turned to talk about A bout H. H. Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, founder of the modern State of Qatar, who was himself a poet, was interested in knowledge, scientists and men of letters, and who had printed many books at his own expense.


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