H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, H.H. Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Etihad Airways, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Adviser to the U.A.E. President, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, a number of Sheikhs, Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, senior military and civilian officials, members of diplomatic corps, and a group of Emirati and expatriate worshipers offered prayers along with Sheikh Mohamed.
Counsellor Ali Al Hashimi, Religious and Judicial Adviser at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, delivered the Eid sermon in which he praised Allah, referring to Islam as a tolerant religion that does not discriminate on the basis of colour, gender and race, saying, “We mark Eid al-Adha, a day on which Allah forgives those who repented and rewards philanthropists and believers.” He underlined that Islam calls for unity and solidarity, noting that on the day of Eid, people forget conflicts and exchange heartfelt greetings.
Al Hashimi said Eid is a reminder of solidarity and duties towards the nation in all circumstances. He asked Allah for mercy over the soul of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Al Hashimi wished well for U.A.E. President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Members of the Supreme Council, Their Highnesses the Rulers of Emirates and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces and the Crown Princes of the emirates.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Sheikhs visited the tomb of the late Sheikh Zayed, where they prayed for his soul, asking Allah to rest his soul in peace in the light of great service to his people and country.