Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center (Fanar Masjid)
Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center (Fanar Masjid), located in the heart of the Qatari capital, Doha, stands out as a unique landmark radiating the beauty of Islamic art. Inspired by the design of the Great Al-Mutawakkil Mosque in Samarra, the center boasts a spiraled minaret that lights up the city’s skyline.
The center aims to be a gathering point for those interested in Islamic culture, housing a rich library reflecting Islamic heritage. Its surroundings are adorned with several touristic and cultural landmarks, most notably the famous Souq Waqif, in addition to the Corniche, one of the capital’s most beautiful sites. With its prime location and elegant design, the “Fanar” center represents a civilizational facade for Qatar, striving to present a bright image of Islamic culture to both the city’s visitors and residents.