Date of the Event: 05-12-2021

The Islamic Affairs celebrates the UAE 50th National Day

The Islamic Affairs celebrates the UAE 50th National Day

The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments celebrated the UAE 50th National Day in a ceremony marking the national joys mingled with expressing love for this country, losing lives for its sake and taking pride in the achievements made over the past decades. The ceremony was an opportunity to re-pledge allegiance and loyalty to the UAE wise leadership and follow in the founding fathers' footsteps who created a union and worked hard to keep this nation thriving in the realms of thought, science, development, progress and prosperity. On this auspicious national occasion, Awqaf extended its sincere greetings and congratulations to the HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, His Deputy HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Their Highness the Rulers of the Emirates, UAE citizens and residents. Awqaf implored Allah the Exalted to have mercy on the soul of the Founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his founding brothers whose strenuous efforts have contributed to our prosperity, stability and development. Invited to the stage, Dr Mohamed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of Awqaf, said that the National Day and the Union Day would go down in the annals of history as established by the founding leader and his brothers who worked together by upholding firmly to the ropes of Allah to form a union. Dr Al Kaabi also said that this day is highly appreciated by the prudent leadership and every citizen whose love for this nation is deeply enshrined in their soul and mind, inspiring to see the fiftieth year marked by considerable achievements based on the deep-seated principles of tolerance and values. For his part, Mohamed Saeed Al-Neyadi, Director-General of Awqaf, said that our celebration of the UAE National Day, this year, is indeed exceptional as our joy is doubled and our hopes are cherished, adding that we wrap the scarf of the fiftieth year around their necks in celebration of the golden jubilee of our newly formed country. He pointed out that we as citizens hold the torchlight of pride and glory as the country has managed to make impressive progress over the past decades due to the vision of our astute leadership and the determination of our people. "As a result, the UAE gives an inspiring model for other countries to copy in terms of development, prosperity, shaping of future, and promotion of lofty human values", said Al-Neyadi, ensuring that the UAE is making huge strides and coming up with ambitious ideas for future". On a related note, Al-Neyadi further said that this path was steered by the founding fathers and is today followed by wise leadership with driving ambitions and pre-emptive plans that keep pace with inspirations. Concluding his statement, Al-Neyadi prayed to Allah, Glorious, to bless our prudent leadership with success to accomplish what they hope for, intending to make this country thrive and prosper and ensure citizens and residents comfort and welfare. It is noteworthy that the ceremony as organised at Awqaf's headquarters in Abu Dhabi witnessed speeches delivered by Awqaf's officials and chants sung by kids in the attendance of Dr Mohamed Matar Al-Kaabi, Chairman of Awqaf, in addition to officials and staff.



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