Doha, March 27 (QNA) – The Department of Da’wah and Religious Guidance at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs organized a symposium entitled "The purposes of the Imamate and rhetoric and the role of the imam and preacher in achieving them"More than 150 imams and preachers from various mosques in the country participated in it. Present at the symposium were: Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Saeed Al-Fudaie, who dealt with the introduction to the science of entrusted purposes and their application to the imamate, prayer and congregational prayer, and Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Al-Farjabi, who spoke about the entrusted purposes of the Friday sermon, and proposals to achieve the purposes of Sharia in the imamate and rhetoric. Dr. Al-Foudei, a preacher at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, reviewed the introduction to the science of purposes and what is meant by it, and an indication of its importance, indicating that achieving wisdom from legislation and searching for its purpose is a demand, not curiosity, indicating the virtue of the imamate and rhetoric and their place in Islamic legislation. During the symposium, he dealt with the practical application of the jurisprudence of purposes in the imamate, prayer, congregational prayer, and acts of worship, which include original purposes and dependent purposes, pointing to some of those purposes starting from building mosques, in which the land is built and endowed to achieve the servitude of God, and the purposes of the call to prayer and the residence in which the name of God is raised and spread His unification, and the residence in which the seated is prepared to stand in the hands of God Almighty, and the purposes of the congregational prayer, in which the achievement of coalition, regularity, cooperation and unity, along with the purposes of the Imamate in achieving followers and imitation and presenting the most pious and the most knowledgeable, and the purposes of the pillars of prayer and the secret of the takbeer and the opening with it, and Surat Al-Fatihah and its purpose and the secret of its repetition And the purposes of standing, bowing, lifting and prostrating, explaining that knowledge of the purposes has a great impact in performing these acts of worship. In the second part of the symposium, Dr. Al-Farjabi, the preacher and educational advisor at the Department of Da`wah and Religious Guidance, spoke about the purposes of the Friday prayer, explaining the purposes of the Friday sermon in the commandment to fear and obey God, to consolidate the foundations of faith, to establish faith and correct concepts, to respond to suspicions and to call for reform, and to clarify acts of worship and rulings. And the lawful and the forbidden, and a reminder to prepare for occasions such as Hajj and fasting, and the necessity of following the Sunnah of the Prophet, and warning against temptation and other purposes. He stressed the importance of having qualifications in preachers, such as having the ability to influence emotionally and practically, scientific mastery and understanding of reality, confidence and good appearance, and wisdom in presenting topics and avoiding exaggeration, in addition to other skills that help achieve the goals, referring to the guidance of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace in public speaking. For preachers to follow in its opening, ease of pronunciation and comprehensiveness, and to take into account the conditions of the addressees in order to achieve the objectives. It is worth noting that these seminars come within a program "Paths and Beacons: Seminars on the Knowledge Path for Preachers"which is supervised by the Department of the Institute of Da’wah and Islamic Sciences in the Department of Da’wah and Religious Guidance at the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, with the aim of developing preachers so that they can perform their message in the form and level required by Sharia, and for the preacher to elevate his cognitive performance and develop his Sharia and knowledge level, for the benefit of the entire community.
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