Armed Forces honour Islamic scholars

ABU DHABI, 7th April 2016 (WAM) – The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces hosted a ceremony today, in presence of Pilot Staff-Brigadier Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the National and Reserve Service Authority, to honour preachers from the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE), the Dubai’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) and the Sharjah Islamic Affairs Department (SIAD) for their role in motivating the national service recruits through lectures calling for adherence to the tolerant teachings of Islam and enhancing the values of centrism, tolerance, moderation and loyalty to the nation and to the leadership.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun said the honouring came as a token of appreciation to the cooperation between the armed forces and the GAIAE in raising the morale of the servicemen and instilling values of sacrifice, patriotism and support to the legitimacy in brotherly countries.

In attendance were a number of the armed forces officers and scholars.