Mohammed bin Zayed receives scholars

Abu Dhabi: His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has received here at Al Bateen Palace Muslim Clerics, guests of UAE President, who converged in the UAE from Arab and Muslim countries.

The scholars who greeted the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince on advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan, will deliver lectures on the themes of values of Ramadan.

During the meeting attended by H. H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sheikh Mohammed welcomed the clerics in their second country, the UAE, exchanging with them the Ramadan greetings.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince said the UAE under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, highlights the moderate method of Islamic teachings, referring to the role of Muslim scholars and thinkers in spreading the values of tolerance, a major trait and brand of co-existence in the UAE.

He appreciated the efforts of scholars in depicting the correct image of Islam through promotion of tolerance and co-existence, reiterating their contributions to tackling of different societal issues in the light of religion.

Officials of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments briefed Sheikh Mohammed about the programmes and lectures to be delivered by the scholars on various issues such as upbringing of children, family stability, boosting of the national and social links, work efficiency, counter extremism, ethics of dialogue and respect.

Present were Dr Hamdan Mussalam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Mohammed Obaid Al Mazrouei, Executive Director for Islamic Affairs, Dr Farouq Hamada, Religious Advisor at the Court of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and a number of officials.

Flanked by Sheikh Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed also received at Al Bateen Palace a group of Emirati well wishers who called to greet him on advent of Ramadan. He accepted and exchanged the greetings with citizens.