The scholars, guests of UAE President for the holy month of Ramadan, visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and heard a detailed explanation from the tourist guide on the stages of construction and design of such splendid edifice as well as Islamic architecture and decoration used in the building of the mosque.
They also learnt of the features of the mosque, which has become one of the most magnificent landmarks in the world and thousands of people visit the mosque from every corner of the globe.
After that, the scholars were escorted to break the fast in the mosque precincts along with Dr Mohammad Matar al-Kaabi, Awqaf Chairman, Mr Mohammed Saeed al-Neyadi, Awqaf Director General, in addition to a host of officials at Awqaf.
Finishing the breakfast meal, the scholars headed to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s final resting place, the Founding Father of UAE, and read Surat al-Fatiha and invoked the Almighty Allah to bless his soul and grant him the best of reward for his impressive record of accomplishments he made for his home country and the Muslim world as well as for his humanitarian actions he took to save humanity from dreadful calamities and natural disasters.
On a related note, the scholars expressed their admiration of the continuing urban development witnessing across the country under the leadership of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President, His Deputy, His Crown Prince, and His Fellow Brothers Their Highness the Rulers of the Emirates.
Earlier, the scholars had visited the official Fatwa Centre and were briefed on the Fatwa issuance mechanism, and then paid a visit to the model Quran memorisation centres to whom students hasten to join.
It is worth mentioning that the Quranic centres are witnessing a tremendous turnout of students for the advanced curriculum and high-quality teaching environment that help pupils learn the Quran with a particular focus on moral education. The aim is to take the Messenger of Allah PBUH as a role model for being the true exemplar of morality.
The visit of such an elite of scholars from the Muslim world came in light of their endeavour to learn of the Emirati model in an array of fields such as education, values, modernity and development.
Following these visits, the scholars continued to deliver lectures in mosques, majlises, and institutions being inspired by a plethora of topics as proposed by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.