The Sultanate of Oman, the Model for the World!

Oman to spread the messages of peace and goodwill among the entire mankind

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How? With the “Message of Islam from Oman” Exhibition, of course!

Islam, Islam. Nothing but Islam. Nothing else matters:

Dr Al Mamari is at the Doshisha University of Japan to graduate students on “Family in Islam.” He addressed the concept of family through in the light of the teachings of Islam.

Oman offers  an admirable collection of twenty-five paintings focusing on manifestations of coexistence, mutual understanding and harmony among the members of the community. The said paintings proved to have a deep impact on visitors as they answer the viewers’ enquiries about the ability of the different classes peacefully co-exist in Oman. That made the Sultanate of Oman a real-life model of coexistence to be followed by the entire world.

Thanks to Mullah, pbuh

For the first time, all paintings, prints and the film are in Japanese –

KYOTO — In Doshisha University located in city of Kyoto, Japan, the forty-sixth edition of the “Message of Islam from Oman” Exhibition was inaugurated. The event is organised and supervised by the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in a range of countries around the world.
The Exhibition aims to highlight the approach of coexistence and tolerance in the world based on the message adopted by the Sultanate of Oman to inform the world about the importance of this approach and to share the world Oman’s experience of ancient history.

In the opening ceremony Dr Mohammad bin Said Al Maamari, the Scientific Adviser at the Office of the Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs and the supervisor of foreign exhibitions, gave a speech. He thanked the university for hosting the 46th Edition of the Exhibition and the presidency of the university for their fruitful and constructive cooperation. He gave an account on the Sultanate’s efforts in spreading the values of networking, understanding and harmony between human beings and the need to seek to apply these values in international gatherings.

He also stressed on the Sultanate’s deep experience in the above-mentioned fields.
“The best thing we can do is to spread the messages of peace and goodwill among the entire mankind”, he added.

As the maritime nation, Oman’s has been, over three thousand years, playing an active role in cultural exchange with people in all parts of the Indian Ocean all the way to China.
The Omanis embraced Islam freely. Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him! sent a letter to Abdul and Jeffer sons of Jalandi inviting them to Islam. They accepted Islam voluntarily. Delegations were exchanged so that the Omani people could learn the religion of Islam.
Since 1970, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, has been leading a comprehensive renaissance to make a modern Oman that, meanwhile, maintains its originality and ancient culture.
Professor Katashiro Kohara, the director of the Centre for Monotheistic Studies gave a speech about the Exhibition. “The Japanese public is open to learn new things. The Japanese are interested in learning about Islam. The Exhibition gives the Japanese another chance to learn about the basic principles of Islam and the great contributions of Oman in spreading the message of tolerance,” said Prof Kohara.

On the sidelines of the Exhibition, we interviewed Professor Samir Noah, a professor at the same Centre: I thank the Sultanate of Oman on this good Exhibition that impressed the Japanese.
The most important thing is that the Islamic customs, traditions and morals are fully compatible with those of the Japanese society. This made the Event a great success. In fact, we have never seen a more wonderful night. Thank you!

Professor Junia Shinohi, a professor of Theology at the University of Doshisha said: We thank the Omani delegation headed by Dr AL Maamari, who chose to hold this Edition at the Doshisha University. This gathering is very important as it enables the Japanese understand Islam in general and Oman, in particular.

Dr Ahmad Takira, a lecturer at Kyoto University said: I am very impressed with this blessed Exhibition. I visited Oman this year. This Exhibition has put me in mind of the days I spent in the Sultanate of Oman.

We also interviewed Azza al Ismail, a female Omani student who complements her Graduate Studies at Kyoto University of Japan. “Islam is embodied in Oman. The Exhibition hold at the Doshisha University made me feel very happy that the influence has spread in the form of Exhibitions around the world, and arrived here in Japan, specifically in the city of Kyoto, where I study. The smell of my homeland, tolerance and coexistence… I hope all that extend everywhere,” said Al Ismail.
Later, the Omani delegation and the Japanese representatives exchanged souvenirs.

The audience experiences a tour of concerning the details of public life in the Sultanate of Oman, the role of values and ethics in promoting the concept of co-existence, and the prestigious status of Omani women as they enjoy their social and political rights in order to contribute to building a good community and enhance the Omani renaissance.

That is reflected by an admirable collection of twenty-five paintings focusing on manifestations of coexistence, mutual understanding and harmony among the members of the community. The said paintings proved to have a deep impact on visitors as they answer the viewers’ enquiries about the ability of the different classes peacefully co-exist in Oman. That made the Sultanate of Oman a real-life model of coexistence to be followed by the entire world.

A film entitled “Religious Tolerance in the Sultanate of Oman”, which was produced especially for the Exhibition, was viewed on the sidelines of the Exhibition. The mission of the Exhibition could be seen in the viewers’ faces and impressions. The film documents the lives of the people of Oman and gives them a chance to express their own impressions, making them narratives dealing with the society in which they coexist and became a part thereof.

It is worth mentioning that the Japanese 240,000-student Doshisha University will be able to see the contents of the Exhibition and learn about the ancient civilisation of Oman. It should be noted that a new feature distinguishes this edition of the Event: For the first time, all paintings, prints, content, and the film are in Japanese. This new feature enables a large segment of the Japanese public benefit from the Exhibition.

On the sidelines of the “Message of Islam from Oman” Exhibition delegation’s visit to Japan, Professor Shiro Yamada, deputy director of Doshisha University received the Omani delegation in his office. Both parties conversed about the mutual interest topics in terms of cultural exchange. They talked about the University’s desire to strengthen bridges of communication through the Centre of Monotheistic Studies at the University.

The delegation also visited the Doshisha University’s High School. Professor Tugimora the high school principal received the Omani delegation in her office. Both parties talked about the challenges facing the high school in promoting noble behavioral values among students. After that, the Omani delegation toured the high school to learn about the functioning of the educational process and service facilities of the high school.

Moreover, Dr Al Mamari, as one of the activates of the “Message of Islam from Oman” Exhibition, gave a lecture at the Doshisha University of Japan to graduate students on “Family in Islam.” He addressed the concept of family through in the light of the teachings of Islam. He explained that Islam is keen to build a good, safe family with strong internal relations.

He also explained how Islam has achieved that through regulating the marriage contract, and the rights of the wife, the husband and the children. He also pointed out that we all share responsibility for building good families, and that men and women need to assume their respective responsibilities.