learned by heart the entire Quraan when he was eleven
years old, and then joined one of the first schools
opened by H.E Abdullah
Bin Jassim Al-Thani in1917.
was an eminent man in the state of Qatar, and worked
as a teacher of
Islamic Doctrine, and Chaired the awareness committee
during the period from 1951-1956, and continued to
be the Imam for Muslim Prayer until he died.
He was one of the most prominent
businessmen in Qatar, and established a number of
companies in various fields.
His activities also included the
expansion of the Darwish Group to encompass other
Gulf Countries, apart from his other numerous economic
investments in the region.
As Kassem was a well-informed Islamic
Scholar, and as he was the chairman of the awareness
committee, in addition to his full mastery of Arabian
culture, Kassem enjoyed extremely close and purposeful
relationships with important leaders and business
men in other Gulf and Islamic Countries. He was also
very receptive to visits to Qatar by Islamic scholars
Kassem was known as a beneficent
man, and being fond of Islamic teachings, his charities
reached a number of Islamic countries, publishing
a number of Islamic books which are still used as
an going on benefaction. Sadly missed, he
passed away in 1992
The Darwish Group is one of the largest
group of companies in Qatar. It has been instrumental
in the country's commercial development.
The group commenced operations in
1911, as a local agent providing the labour force,
accommodation, communication, transportation and other
services to premier oil and mining exploration companies
Behind this auspicious start were
the visionary brothers - Kassem, Abdulla and Abdul
Rahman - sons of Darwish Fakhro.
Soon, with Qatar witnessing unprecedented
heights of economic growth, the company diversified
into a spectrum of industrial activities, including
contracting, building, imports and general trading
of international products, in oil & gas, manufacturing,
travel & tourism as well as the hospitality industry.
This led to the birth of Darwish Trading Company,
under the able guidance and management and ownership
of Kassem Darwish Fakhro.
Kassem Darwish Fakhro also emerged
as one of the most prominent businessmen and renowned
philanthropist in the Gulf region. He, along with
his sons, continued to develop the company and expand
its activities until the rise of KDS (The Darwish
Group) in 1971.
Since then, the group has witnessed progressive and
dynamic growth, keeping pace with world class technology
and at the forefront of innovation in Qatar hrough
its various business units and affiliates.
With the sad demise of its illustrious
founder in 1992, the ownership passed on to his sons,
Nasser Jassem Darwish and Hasan Jassem Darwish, who
were authorized by their brothers Ahmed, Salman, Khalil,
Abdullah, Hamad and Ali.
Today, the The Darwish Group is committed
to fulfill its customer's requirements, to assure
quality and professionalism throughout its operations,
as a consequence of which the deep and intimate local
knowledge built up over the years by the group should
be of interest to any company wishing to do business
in the area.
Darwish Group also has
business ventures and commercial complexes in the
U.A.E and the Kingdom of Bahrain.