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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, performed the Eid al-Fitr prayer with the crowds of worshipers at Sheikh Zayed’s Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan also performed the prayer together with His Highness His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of Abu Dhabi’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation; Presidential Affairs, His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Board that of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and His Highness HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, HH Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Zayed Higher Organization of the People of Determination, HH Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Member Al Nahyan, Member Al Nahyan of the Executive Council and Head of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, and HH Sheikh Hamdan B. Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, together with a number of Sheikhs and senior officials.
And he delivered a sermon for the blessed Eid Al-Fitr prayer, which came under the title: “And We made you nations and tribes, that you may know one another.” Dr. Muhammad Matar Al Kaabi, President of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, in which he said: It is from the great power of God Almighty and his wisdom that he made people into nations and tribes to know one another, communicate and discern. He explained that acquaintance produces harmony, through which rapprochement between people and cooperation between peoples is achieved in response to the command of God Almighty (and cooperation in righteousness and piety) Peace and harmony are spread between them.
Al-Khatib explained that one of the forms of acquaintance is to spread peace, cheerfulness and smiles so that acquaintance between people is achieved and peace reigns, and noted that what strengthens the bonds of acquaintance and harmony is to treat people with good morality, which is one of the perfection of faith, complete piety, and charity. He said: Our feast is a devotion that fills homes with joy, acquaintance, bonding kinship and charity to the poor and needy and brings joy to orphans, widows and needy, so that the joy of our feast is complete.
At the end of the sermon, Al-Khatib called on God Almighty to grant His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him for what he loves and is pleased with and has mercy on the deceased Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God bless his soul, and the sheikhs of the Emirates, who have moved to the grace of God and enter into them, may he have mercy on the martyrs of their homeland, reward them and raise their rank in heaven.
After the Eid prayer, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan exchanged congratulations with the worshipers on this honorable occasion, and then His Highness and the sheiks visited the tomb of the late Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and recited Al-Fatihah on his soul, may God rest his soul and pray to God Almighty. May the Almighty grant him his mercy and honor him with a great reward for what he has done to his people and his nation of good and great deeds.
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