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100 Riyals 2008, Qatar

in Krause book Number: 26
Years of issue: 15.08.2008
Signatures: Governor: Abdullah Saud Al-Thani, Minister of Finance: Yousef Hussein Kamal
Serie: 2008 Issue
Specimen of: 15.08.2008
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 158 x 71
Printer: De la Rue currency,Loughton

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100 Riyals 2008




Denomination and falcon.

falcon falcon

The saker falcon (Falco cherrug). This bird has a great emotional significance for the indigenous population.

There is an opinion, that the national bird of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is not the Saker, but its hunting hybrid with Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). However - The first successful results of obtaining a hybrid of gyrfalcon and saker were obtained in the early 1970s in Ireland, that is, when the national bird of the UAE was already identified and there were already circulating banknotes with the image of Saker Falcon. Today - indeed, this hybrid is popular in falconry in many countries, including the OAE and Qatar.

The saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is a large species of falcon. This species breeds from eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China.

The specific part of the scientific name, cherrug, comes from the Hindi name charg for a female saker. The common name saker comes from the (Arabic: صقر‎, translit. Ṣaqr‎) meaning "falcon".


100 Riyals 2008


On right and left sides, on the top, are the coat of arms of Qatar.

The emblem of Qatar (Arabic: شعار قطر‎) is the coat of arms of Qatar.

The emblem shows two crossed white curved swords in a yellow circle. Between the swords there is a sailing ship (dhow) sailing on blue and white waves beside an island with two palm trees. The circle is surrounded by a round doughnut-shaped object, which is divided horizontally, between the two colours of the flag. In the white section, the name of the state of Qatar is written in black, while in the maroon section, the country’s official name is written in white of Qatar.

Across the field of banknotes, on top, is a pattern in the Islamic style, and a column with arches. Where is this column and pattern located, in Qatar, I did not found yet.


100 Riyals 2008

The Al-Shuyukh Mosque The Sheikh Al-Shuyukh Mosque

On banknote, bottom left, is The Sheikh Al-Shuyukh Mosque, which located in Al-Qasr Street in Al-Diwan Al-Amiri District, Doha, in Amiri Diwan district, near Parliament building and Amiri Diwan (Amirs residence and office), is considered one of the oldest and most ancient mosques in the State of Qatar. Abdullah bin Turki and Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi .. And this mosque is still tall, raising the voice of truth.

The mosque was built during the era of the late Qatar ruler, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim in the year 1913-1914, when the ruler, Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim, moved from the seat of government in the old palace (нnow Qatar National Museum), which is located east of Doha, in the Al Bidda region, where he ordered the construction of the mosque At the same time as the Diwan Castle was built, the mosque was built of mud and gravel and its roof was made of dungles and wooden windows, and its minaret was not of a degree of height, before the Qatari government undertook the process of rebuilding the mosque in 1959 within two years, so that the mosque would take its current simple form And beautiful in 1961, as the state recently restored it And its maintenance many times, but its architectural style still excites the glory of the steadfast edifice, and the mosque in its grand dome carries a luxurious crystal chandelier, which at the time of its suspension was considered the largest in the world, and was specially made for the mosque in Germany.

The Al-Shuyukh Mosque The Sheikh Al-Shuyukh Mosque

The mosque is called Al-Shuyukh (the Great Mosque), and it has been called the Mosque of the Sheiks, in honor and appreciation. The Book of the Mosques of Qatar, its History and Architecture states by Dr. Mahmoud Ramadan that the Al-Shuyukh Mosque belongs to the mosques of Qatar in the second half of the fourteenth century AH (twentieth century AD). The century The emergence of numerous styles of mosque planning in Qatar amounted to about seven architectural styles, the most prominent of which was the style on which the Al-Shuyukh Mosque was built, influenced by its planning of major Ottoman mosques such as the Sinan Pasha Mosque in Istanbul and the Muhammad Ali Mosque in the Salahuddin Citadel in Cairo.

The horizontal projection of Al-Shuyukh Mosque consists of a short open courtyard and a shade of a qibla consisting of a prayer hall covered with a group of domes, led by a large dome built on the area that leads to the mihrab and the minbar with the qibla hallway, in addition to important architectural elements such as the mihrab, minbar, and minaret. To plan mosques in Qatar, according to what Dr. Mahmoud Ramadan mentioned in his valuable book (Mosques of Qatar: Their History and Architecture), indicating that this model was influenced by its planning in the great Ottoman mosques in the Islamic world.

The Al-Shuyukh Mosque

As for the minaret of the Mosque of Al-Shuyukh, it has a high, octagonal, graceful body, topped by a cylindrical body, then Jusq, with a conical top built on eight columns, and this model is an advanced model that is commonly used in modern minarets in Qatar and most Arab and Islamic countries.

And the eminence of the scholar Sheikh Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud and the great scientist Sheikh Hassan bin Muhammad Al Jaber and the eminence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Turki are the most prominent preachers of the Great Mosque, where they successively delivered Friday sermons on his pulpit for decades .. Also, the eminence of Sheikh Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi was giving his daily lessons in the folds of prayer Tarawih during the blessed month of Ramadan for tens of years .. Many parents and grandparents mention how they used to pray behind Imam Qassem Darwish, may God have mercy on him, Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi and Sheikh Dr. Hassan Issa Abdel-Zahir, and they receive lectures, lessons and religious sermons derived from the book, the Sunnah and the interpretation, where You are prayer broadcast on radio throughout the month Rasmadan. ( .arabic)

Al Shaqab Institute Al Shaqab Institute

On banknote, top left is the building of the complex of Al Shaqab institute in Al Rayyan, Doha.

When this project was built, it was initially planned that this school would serve an area of Doha which had started to grow but which so far lacked an educational infrastructure that would enable children to move from elementary to university level. The complex hosted the Qatar Academy, Shaqab College for Designing Arts and Al Shaqab Girls Institute. As Doha has developed and it was deemed not only necessary but fundamental to the growth and development of both Qatar and the Gulf region to establish a centre of educational excellence, Al Shaqab Institute became the centre of Education City and now acts as the headquarters for the Qatar Foundation which is responsible for the expansion of educational sector in Qatar.

The architectural concept was derived from both traditional Arab Islamic architecture as well as the function of the school. For this reason, the school was designed around a central courtyard, around which all of the facilities that the student would require are located; with the public facilities being located at ground level and the private areas of the school being arranged on the upper floor. The courtyard is the heart of the school, geographically, architecturally and socially.

Al Shaqab Institute Al Shaqab Institute

The courtyard is obviously of great importance to the design of the school and as a result many design elements were incorporated within it. In the centre is located a water fountain composed of an octagonal star design. The corners of the courtyard comprise internal gardens, where the architect has managed to combine the aspects of earth, water and sky. The light enters the courtyard from above, enabled by the fact that the roof has been raised to a level which allows tall windows in the form of arches resting on columns. This design, allows for as much light as possible to enter while reducing the ability of the sun’s heat to enter. The Wind Tower, so often seen in Gulf architecture is incorporated within the design but in this case provides illumination as opposed to their true function of providing ventilation. Each wind tower contains a stained glass window so that a spectrum of light is reflected into this central area. (