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This week’s topic: Che Content And Role Of Personal Libraries

In celebration of “The Arabic Language” International Day, which falls on the 18th of December, Althulatha Cultural Forum held a special seminar entitled “Personal Libraries: Content and role”. The seminar took place on December 17th, 2019 and it was led by Dr. Mohammed Alhamaqi and religious scholar Shaikh & Dr. Faisal Alawamy was the guest of honor.  A group of bookstore owners and managers of personal libraries in Qatif attended the seminar and shared their experiences. They also talked…

Althulatha Forum discusses the Scientific Inspiration and Future…

Althulatha Cultural Forum hosted a seminar titled “Scientific Inspiration: a Tour around the futuristic science”. The seminar was given by Ali Albahrani, who is an education specialist, content creator, and producer and presenter of the well-known “Eureka” Show. The seminar took place on the evening of Tuesday the 3rd of December, 2019. The session, which was well attended by a group of content creators and science fans, was moderated by Dr. Mohammed Alhamaqy. The guest of honor was Mr. Saeed…

Protecting Women from Abuse in Althulatha Cultural Forum

On the occasion of Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women which coincides November 25, Althulatha Cultural Forum held a seminar entitled “Protecting Women from Abuse: between the Reality and Desired". The seminar was moderated by Musa Al-Hashem, who talked about various forms of abuses against women in the world, despite the diversity of cultures and religions. He stressed on addressing the reasons behind such behavior, also spoke about the importance of introducing educational…

Althulath Cultural Forum Discusses the Importance of Religious Tolerance

In the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance, Althulath Cultural Forum held on November 18, a seminar entitled “Society and the Need for Religious Tolerance”. The lecture was attended by a group of intellectuals, journalists and writers and delivered by Dr. Adel Mohammed al Omari. At the beginning of the seminar, the moderator Abdul Bari al Dakhil talked about the need for religious tolerance in the society, especially in light of sectarian conflicts that dominate Arab society. He…

Althulath Cultural Forum Solidarity Seminar with al-Ahsa Victims

A number of elite intellectuals from the Eastern province participated on November 12, in Althulatha Cultural Forum seminar on solidarity with al-Ahsa victims who were killed in the terrorist attack. Participants included Abdullah Shbat, Najeeb Al-Zamil, Khaled Al-Badawi, Khalail al-Fezia, Adnan alShukas and Dr. Tawfiq alsaif. At the beginning of the seminar, Zaki Al-Baharna, the moderator, delivered a solidarity speech about the heinous crime, referring to the unprecedented national and…

Al-Ghaith Discusses Judiciary in Saudi Arabia

In the presence of a large number of jurists, lawyers, writers and journalists, Althulatha Cultural Forum, the most prominent forums in Qatif, held on September, 16, a seminar about “the Role of Judiciary in Social Stability”. The forum hosted Shaikh Isa Abdullah Al-Ghaith, a member in Shura Council and ex-consultant of the Minister of Justice. He talked about the role of judiciary in social stability, requirements of effective judiciary, problems and obstacles facing fair trials and its role…

AbdulRahman Munif and Cultural Transformations

Within a large group of intellectuals and writers, Mohammad AlQash’ami reviewed the beginning of his interests in the novelist AbdulRahman Munif which was in 1985. He mentioned that he worked on gathering Munif’s novels and books as well as the writings about him in newspapers and periodicals. He referred to his repetitive meetings and constant dialogues with the writer who was interested to follow up the recent literary publications in Saudi Arabia while he was living abroad. The speaker…

The Issue of Applying the Law of Shariah in the Civil State

The speaker expressed his pleasure to visit Qatif for the first time, and considered his participation in Althulatha Cultural Forum as a step for promoting intercommunication between the citizens of this nation and a way for boosting intellectual dialogue between intellectuals in Saudi Arabia. He started the lecture confirming the necessity to constantly discuss major issues by diverse intellectual groups. He indicated that discussion on the issue of applying the law of Shariah is a foregone…

Lights on AlAwwami’s March and Reading in His Book;“The National Movement…

Zaki AlBaharnah, the moderator and a member in the Forum’s Organizing Committee, talked about Sayyed Ali AlAwwami’s early life indicating that he studied Qur’an, reading, math, calligraphy and logic. He mentioned that AlAwwami worked in business and held several positions in companies and banks. He cleared that Sayyed AlAwwami was active in local and social affairs and wrote in several newspapers addressing local issues. Jafar AlShayeb, the Forum’s sponsor, stressed the importance of…

Althulatha Forum Discusses Satellite Channels and Sectarian Media

Althulatha, a weekly culture forum established 2000 in Qatif, hosted on April 8 Yasser Aljunied, and Fadel Al-Omani in a lecture about the effect of satellite channels and sectarian media on societies. At the beginning of the meeting, a short clip was displayed about the report which was prepared by BBC “Freedom to Broadcast Hatred”. The moderator, Zaki Albaharna, stressed on the importance of addressing sectarian media because of the significant influence of such means on the Arab…

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