Posted on May 16, 2019

Visitors attended a workshop, “Coloring for Adults: Islamic Patterns,” at Qatar National Library on 15 May, which explored a new and creative way to increase mindfulness and reflection this Ramadan.

The special coloring session for adults focused on Islamic patterns, allowing participants to learn more about Islamic art. Geometric patterns developed over the centuries are considered important in Islamic art and partly how it represents nature and objects by their spiritual qualities, not their physical and material qualities.

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As part of the Library’s theme of faith during May, the meditative activity encouraged participants to increase mindfulness and disconnect from stressful daily routines. "Coloring gives me a sense of mental serenity and focus, and I was very happy by the choice of Islamic decorations as a theme. The event was an excellent opportunity to make new friendships with other like-minded people who share the same passion," said Taehyun Kim, an attendee at the event, who is keen to participate in all coloring events organized at the Library.

The Library offers a full program of events throughout May, which is focusing on the theme of faith. To find out more, please visit