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The Ahmed Al-Fateh Islamic Center was officially inaugurated in 1988 by the late Amir of Bahrain, his Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa as an educational foundation slated to become a cultural milestone in the Kingdom’s progressive march towards modernization and the accomplishment of the brighter and more promising future, envisaged by the wisdom of the Kingdom’s leadership and backed by the loyalty, dedication of its people, both stemming from a deep rooted culture flourished further by its religion, Islam.

Given that the Kingdom of Bahrain, in its pursue to achieve the above stated objective, drives from two primary resources, vis. Islam and the Arabic character, Ahmed Al-Fateh Islamic Center was established with the mission of reflecting and promoting this objective. The Kingdom of Bahrain is very proud of the fact that it is the first territory outside the mainland of Arabian Peninsula to peacefully accept and embrace Islam, when Abu Al-Ala’a Al – Hadhrami, arrived in Bahrain in the eight century after Al-Hijrah, carrying a letter from the Messenger of God, Mohammed (PBUH), to Al-Mondhir Bin Sawa Al-Tamimi, the king of Bahrain inviting him to adopt Islam. The king consulted with the heads of the tribes and they unanimously agreed to accept the Prophet’s invitation and adopt Islam, thus highlighting a unique and distinguished stance in the Islamic history.

Ten centuries later, in 1783, the hero Ahmed Al-Fateh, re-conquered Bahrain and returned to these old islands their Arab character.

These two major events were behind the idea of establishing a huge Islamic centre that carries the name of this hero.



The mission of Ahmed Al-Fateh Islamic Center is to serve Islam by facilitating and promoting the growth of accurate and knowledge of Islam and by highlighting the indigenous identity of the Kingdom of Bahrain as magnanimous Islamic state, through providing the following activities and services:
  1. Attracting well known Islamic scientists and senior scholars to deliver lectures and hold seminars and conferences in Islamic studies as well as in daily preaching sessions.

  2. Building bridges of understanding and cooperation between the Muslims and non-Muslims residents, tourists and visitors with the objective of presenting Islam and its magnanimity through mature and constructive religious dialogue and discussion.

  3. Graduating qualified tour guides.

  4. Establishing curriculums and teaching methods for memorization of the Holy Qur’an, and for the study of its various sciences.

  5. Graduating qualified teachers who have acquired the necessary certificates in the knowledge of the various types of recitations of the Holy Qur’an and in the memorization of the Holy Qur’an.

  6. Reviewing of the printed, recited and visual versions of the Holy Qur’an and of books, articles and studies related to the Holy Qur’an sciences.

  7. Preparing and conducting all types of final examinations related to memorization, recitation, tajweed (Qur’anic phonetics) of the Holy Qur’an and to the science of the various types of recitation.
Preparing in arranging various types of ceremonies held for religious events and Holy Qur’an Contents.
   
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