As part of the supervision committee overseeing the 9th Ramadan Forum being organized by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing “DTCM” under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, to disseminate Islamic culture and increase the awareness and knowledge of the Islamic religion for large numbers of Muslims inside and outside the UAE, the Ramadan Forum is currently preparing to launch a new Arabic and English website to include all the news releases, lectures and activities of the forum for the purpose of publishing all the scientific contents about the forum and serving Islamic culture worldwide.
The Dubai Department of Tourism “DTCM” aims for conveying a brighter image about Islam and its provisions in Arabic and English languages for non-Arabic speaking nationalities to benefit from the religious contents provided from the forum each year.
Mohammed Al Hashemi, General Supervisor of the 9th Ramadan Forum, said: “Given the rapid technological development of societies today, websites have become one of the most reliable means of knowledge dissemination in the digital society and computers became the common language among community members. The forum’s committee members sought the importance of publishing such important information through the internet and displaying all the religious materials and lectures of the forum to allow Muslims to participate in their discussions all over the world”.
He added that the website of this year’s forum is an effective means of communication with the public in a further step to improve the quality of the Ramadan forum services and benefit from the latest technical solutions in order to allow both Arab and western audience to gather an overview of the lecturers’ and guests and the at same time take advantage of the event’s tent. The website will also allow the audience with the opportunities of accessing the events’ calendar, watching the past forum’s religious videos, magazine and news releases. The new website is the religious soul of the forum as it provides the audience with the chances of getting acquainted to the insights and events of the forum and expresses the desire of the organizing committee to help increase their religious awareness and knowledge.
“The forum’s website also attracted a large number of sponsors such as Dubai Islamic Bank, the first Islamic bank to apply the principles of Islamic law in all its activities in the UAE and Beit Al Khair Association, the contributes to the development Islamic values and appraisal of Muslims’ culture through publicizing a number of religious materials and lectures. Saeed and Mohammed Al Nabooda Group of Companies, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority “DEWA”, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and Dubai Airport Free Zone joined the sponsors to participate in the social activities and support all the members of the society in coherence and solidarity which would improve the standards of communities and strengthen the confidence of their religion and Islamic rituals. The electronic website also succeeded in attracting other sponsors such as Tamani Marina Hotel under the title “Tamani Cares” and as part of its strategy to support community members and human activities during the holy month of Ramadan”, Al Hashimi said.