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Fanar - Qatar Islamic Cultural Center

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Address: Abdullah Bin Jassim Street, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number:
+974 4425 0250
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 13:30
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 20:00

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An iconic building next to Souq Waqif

Viewed from afar the building's tower i seems a mix of minaret and lighthouse. Inside it hosts language courses as well as other courses on Islam and local culture, in a modern... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have questions about Islam or the Muslims, this is a very good place to visit. Or just curious how a Mosque or Masjid looks like. People are welcoming even to non Muslims.

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Oberurnen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to quickly orient you about islam, this is definitely place to go. Their provide you with brochures and other related information. Very nice architecture, beautiful to watch at nite with all the lightening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With friend full enjoy ..... this area Very Calm And Peace and Islamic Culture ,,,, Also Bank Is there

Thank Tanweer A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The center is an easy walk from the souq. The women's area on the 2nd floor is accessible by elevator. The kutbah on Friday is in English but get there early, as it fills up very quickly. We arrived around 11:45am and by noon, it was packed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of its architecture that is "different", this place concentrate a lot of information toward Islam, with free books and a lot of leaflets, all with the objective to drive a person toward Islam. Outside, the side toward Soulq Waqf (front) is ok, but in the right side, the are is not appropriated to families or women alone if not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Located near the Souq Waqif, it is a beautiful building. Wonderfully lite during night. Amazing story of islam inside. Those in Doha wishing to know about Islam, this is a must visit. If has a lot information, those seeking knowledge of Islam are likely to find what Islam is all about.

Thank Mizan777
Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Viewed from afar the building's tower i seems a mix of minaret and lighthouse. Inside it hosts language courses as well as other courses on Islam and local culture, in a modern attempt to explain aspects of the local culture and religion to expats and visitors. Located next to the rebuilt Souk, it harmonises its modernity with the local 'old... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fanar is located close to Souq wakif and also aside of the Corniche, Its a very nice place with a lot of information about Islam and its History . Arabic language courses are provided for everyone who wishes to learn it . The staff are friendly and humble everyone can visit it non-muslims as well . It represents the ideal... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have not been inside but it looks special from outside. It is like a shell that is put on the wide side, where the opening for a creature that lives inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Been here to attend "learn Qur'an seminar" nice place spacious auditoriums. a nice place for nice gatherings. only thing no parking space. but good option is souq parking.

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