A lecture entitled “The Importance of Arabic Calligraphy in Heritage” was held yesterday at Al Jasra Cultural and Social Club by Mr. Zaki Al Hashemi, the Turkish calligrapher. The lecture shed light on Arabic calligraphy, its significance and aesthetic contribution to Arab and Islamic heritage, in addition to the imagery of calligraphy in Islamic heritage. Mr. Al Hashemi said, in his statement to Raya, that calligraphy had a prominent role in the civilizational formation of the Arab and Islamic nations; it had undeniable contributions to the aesthetic aspect of Arab heritage as well.

Ms. Maha Al Jaham Al Kuwari, Director of External Relations at the Club, has emphasized, in turn, that Al Jasra Cultural Club is keen on providing the local cultural and intellectual scene will all productive and useful matters. The Club organizes intellectual and cultural lectures and workshops in various cultural areas, and it celebrates Qatari, Arabic and Islamic Cultural heritage in particular through different seminars and lectures.

She added that every Saturday the Club organizes a cultural seminar, where an author or a specialist is invited to speak about a certain intellectual or cultural subject; every Tuesday the club organizes a workshop or a lecture on a specific cultural theme that would be attended by intellectuals and club members.