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Address: Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4425 0250
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7:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Impressive Building

The center provides an excellent introduction to the Muslim religion. You are allowed to sit in a "Call to Prayer" time. Impressive Building, Worth a visit, very intresting to see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Doha
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Islamic Center is commonly referred to as the 'ice cream cone' because the roof is built in the fashion of an old fashioned Islamic lighthouse (Fanar), which does look a bit like a whipped ice cream. It has an interesting exhibition on the history of the Muslim faith, and amongst other things you can get arabic lessons there. I... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The center provides an excellent introduction to the Muslim religion. You are allowed to sit in a "Call to Prayer" time. Impressive Building, Worth a visit, very intresting to see Islamic culture & views of region. The guide was informative.It fills up quickly so you stand in the hall and pray when room is full

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Charleston, West Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The center provides an excellent introduction to the Muslim religion. Our group had a speaker that presented the information in a concise and interactive manner.

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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I felt very comfortable walking through this venue. I was fortunate enough to meet a Teacher at the Center. We exchange ideas and thoughts as I'm also a Spiritual Teacher. You are allowed to sit in a "Call to Prayer" time. It fills up quickly so you stand in the hall and pray when room is full. There are many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Prominent impressive Building, Worth a visit, very intresting to see Islamic culture & views of region. The guide was informative, intresting & friendly also offering sweet tea. The centre also offers Arabic courses. Did feel a little as if wished to convert you to Islam with leaflets but no more than other non Islamic religious sites visited.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

An interesting visit of the mosque. Guide explanations and leaflets collected are a little too much oriented to converting you to islam. Not a big deal, but I personally would have loved to learn about Islam's history and background in a more neutral approach. Instead I received all sorts of information or books trying to convince me that Islam is... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We found this a very interesting experience but go prepared for a discussion of Islam with the staff there. The display is relatively modest but gives a non-moslem a fair introduction to the Islamic faith. The staff are very attentive - we were offered a sweet tea and lots of discussion. They are keen to answer questions and to discuss... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

At Fanar, you will be met like a friend and given as much or as little help in getting to know more about Islam as you would like. They also run inexpensive and good Arabic courses. The building itself merits a visit, and there is an interesting mosque as part of it.

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Doha, Qatar
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

As a visitor to Doha this is an absolute must if you seek to grasp a better understanding of the culture and the Islamic faith. The guide spoke perfect English, was able to explain the faith, and the culture to us in a 1 1/2 hour session and also take us into the mosque. Please remember to wear respectful clothing... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

building is well illuminated, interior is spectacular, nice gift shop, clean floor, good restaurant, high quality souvenir item, good guide to learn islamic culture.

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