The question remains largely open. French journalists have taken advantage of the papers that have leaked from the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a non-governmental organization funded by the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The paper leak revealed the role of the Emirati ( more than 50 billion euros) in the Islamisation of Europe, and especially in France. Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani indeed plays an important role in this.
Qatar has 180 projects of Islamic centers and mosques in Europe, all funded by the NGO (98 million euros). It is a small amount compared to what the Qatar Charity spends throughout Europe. This organization has injected more than 4.8 billion euros in Switzerland in order to build eight different projects, including Lugano, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Bienne, and Prilly. Their Museum of Civilizations of Islam, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, received more than 2 698 785 Swiss francs between 2014 and 2017, from Qatar Charitable Society while the Prilly Mosque received 2,8 million.
Rules applicable to behavior in Qatar
Qatar, one of the largest oil producers, is a Muslim, mainly, Sunni country. The Qataris who represent only 14% of the country’s population are open and friendly people who will always be happy to help you, to guide you, etc. They will be inclined to share their knowledge and explain their traditions, such as the prayer times in Doha.
Ramadan: a month of fasting and meditation
Ramadan, the ninth month of the lunar year, is a month during which Qataris and all Muslims around the world practice fasting, as well as multiple acts of devotion, such as the meditative reading of the Quran, praying during prayer times in Qatar. Ramadan of the year 1440/2019 had begun on May 6, 2019. This holy month allows Muslims to live in similar conditions (approximately) regardless of their regions. Fasting must offer to all, through the voluntary experience of thirst and hunger, the opportunity to feel the distress and suffering of those who suffer from hunger and poverty, worldwide.
By the voluntary deprivation of all sexual intercourse, drink, food and other pleasures generally allowed during the day, fasting helps the believer master his instincts (so that the Muslim does not fall into the captivity of his carnal desires) and also, to elevate his human condition towards chastity and purity. It is so the fasting person could master all of his words and deeds and become an example.
As a reminder: a practice of fasting, reduced only to the deprivation of drink and food, without a real spiritual dimension does not have any value.
Prayer times in Qatar 2019
– Fajr: 03:17 AM
– Sobh: 04:45 AM
– Dhuhr: 11:31 PM
– Asr: 02:57 PM
– Maghrib: 06:16 PM
– Isha: 07:46 PM