Islamic Patterns Coloring Workshops at Qatar National Library Inspire Mindfulness During the Holy Month

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Published May 15th, 2019 - 09:44 GMT
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Visitors attended a workshop, “Coloring for Adults: Islamic Patterns,” at Qatar National Library on 15 May, which explored a new and creative way to increase mindfulness and reflection this Ramadan.  

Visitors attended a workshop, “Coloring for Adults: Islamic Patterns,” at Qatar National Library on 15 May, which explored a new and creative way to increase mindfulness and reflection this Ramadan.  

The special coloring session for adults focused on Islamic patterns, allowing participants to learn more about Islamic art. Geometric patterns developed over the centuries are considered important in Islamic art and partly how it represents nature and objects by their spiritual qualities, not their physical and material qualities.

As part of the Library’s theme of faith during May, the meditative activity encouraged participants to increase mindfulness and disconnect from stressful daily routines.

"Coloring gives me a sense of mental serenity and focus, and I was very happy by the choice of Islamic decorations as a theme. The event was an excellent opportunity to make new friendships with other like-minded people who share the same passion," said Taehyun Kim, an attendee at the event, who is keen to participate in all coloring events organized at the Library.

The Library offers a full program of events throughout May, which is focusing on the theme of faith. To find out more, please visit www.qnl.qa/en/events.

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Qatar National Library

Qatar National Library acts as a steward of Qatar’s national heritage by collecting, preserving and making available the country’s recorded history. In its role as a research library with a preeminent heritage library, the Library fosters and promotes greater global insight into the history and culture of the Gulf region. As a public library, we provide equal access for all of Qatar's residents to an environment that supports creativity, independent decision-making, and cultural development. Through all our functions, we provide leadership to the country’s library and cultural heritage sector.

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