MoI Ramadan Councils Discuss ‘Emirati Generosity’

Under The Patronage of the Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Sunday 26 June 2016 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Fifth edition of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) Ramadan Councils, held under the patronage of the Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office with the theme ‘This is What Zayed Loves Most,’ was concluded on Saturday evening. The Councils were organized throughout the country by the Law Respect Culture Bureau, in collaboration with the Security Media Department at the General Directorate of Security Support, of the General Secretariat of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

The Councils discussed the topic ‘Emirati Generosity - the Country and the Individual,’ which was divided into parts. The first part discussed ‘Zayed’s Country - a Country of Welfare,’ as the UAE has been known as a country blessed with welfare since its establishment. The second part discussed ‘The Application of the Concepts of Generosity and Sacrifice,’ highlighting the importance of supporting others in all areas of life. The final part shed light on ‘The Sacrifices Made by the Emirati Individual,’ who has demonstrated his commitments in various facets of human caring and generosity.

The 2016 Ramadan Councils, which were held under the patronage of the Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office, paid tribute to martyrs this year in recognition of their role and precious sacrifices in elevating their country and protecting national gains and achievements. To this end, a ‘Martyr’s Tent’ was set up in each emirate.

Including the Heroic Stories of the UAE’s Martyrs in the Educational Curriculums

Hosted by Abdullah bin Ya’arouf in Dibba Al Hisn in Sharjah, participants in the MoI Council called for the heroic stories of the UAE’s martyrs and the perspectives of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to be included in educational curriculums. They also called for the promotion of programs that reflect the human and generosity aspects of the UAE.

During the Council that was moderated by media personality Rashid Al Kharji, participants exchanged views on the generosity of Emiratis that has fostered the country’s global position.

For his part, Consultative Council in Sharjah member, Khaled Ali Al Zaabi, discussed the importance given by the government to humanitarian aid, both inside the country and abroad. He said that this humanitarian role is not new as it is an established aspect of its external policies, which began with the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and has continued throughout the time of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. He said that due to this approach, the UAE was ranked first globally as the largest donor of official developmental aid.

Preacher, Ahmed Hashim, from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Sharjah, noted that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the Founder of this humanitarian work and the UAE’s position of generosity. He continued by saying that humanitarian and charity issues have always been a priority in the thoughts and interests of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, as these concepts were the main foundations upon which the UAE was established. These foundations are based on the sincere and noble belief in welfare and principles of generosity that were instilled in the UAE by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  

Lt. Colonel Dr. Jamal Mohammad Al Naqbi, Legal Advisor at the MoI, recalled the sayings of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who said: “If God Almighty has granted us this wealth, then the first thing we must commit to is using this wealth to reform the country and bring welfare to its people.” He also quoted the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan when he said: “We believe that the blessings of this wealth given to us by God Almighty must include our brothers and friends,” which is a clear demonstration that the UAE has always extended its help to others and has been generous in various aspects of life around the world.

Consultative Council in Sharjah member, Rashid Khalfan Al Ghoul, recalled the famous saying of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan: “Arab oil is not dearer than Arab blood,” demonstrating the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s strong belief in supporting all brothers and friends.

Instilling the Values of Humanitarian Care and Generosity in Our Children

Hosted by Mohammad Abdullah Al Ka’bi in Muzairei in Ajman, participants in the MoI Council called to instill the values of humanitarian care and generosity in children and to raise them to believe in helping others.

The Council was attended by Saeed Khalfan Al Ka’bi, a member of the Federal National Council (FNC) and moderated by media personality Ali Salem Al Shamesi. The participants of the Council called for the use of social media sites for charity work and using positive dialogue to promote the concepts of sacrifice and generosity. They stressed the importance of including the journey and experiences of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in educational curriculums.

Lt. Colonel Dr. Aref al Zaabi from the MoI talked about the great generosity of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which transcended the borders of the UAE in a clear demonstration of the unity of human destiny everywhere. He noted that the noble and humane principles of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has enabled the UAE to enjoy its humanitarian reputation, as the UAE has always been generous with everyone and has always assisted in disasters faced by people, regardless of their race, color or nationality.

Media personality Mohammad Al Ka’bi from Dubai TV said that the generosity of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his charitable contributions spanned regions from around the world. He noted that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan overcame the challenge of building a strong and coherent federation that is able to keep pace with global changes and support humanity.

Dr. Abdullah Al Hammadi from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments said that the UAE is ranked first in various humanitarian care fields and its citizens are always at the forefront of charity work whenever help is required by individuals in need.

Emirati Generosity, a Principle Laid Out by Zayed

 

Participants of the MoI Council hosted by Najib Abdulla Al Shamesi in the Al Dhait area of Ras Al Khaimah, agreed that Emirati Generosity is a principle for which the foundation was laid out by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

 

The Council was moderated by media figure Mohammed Ghanim, with the participants confirming that Zayed Humanitarian Work Day is the best evidence and message that carries the elements and values of the authentic Emirati approach to humanitarian generosity and social cohesion.

 

Major General Ali bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, said that the UAE will continue giving, which is something we learnt from our wise leadership and was founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He instilled these noble humanitarian values in us and it is our duty today to continue in his footsteps on the path of humanitarian generosity that he started.

 

Staff Colonel Faisal Saeed Al Mail of the RAK Police General Headquarters expressed the feeling of pride that the Emirati people hold in the humanitarian values that Zayed instilled in his people, which has led to a generous and giving nation. Staff Major Jasem Mohammed Ali Al Tunaiji of the RAK Police General Headquarters said that the UAE and its people are at the forefront of charitable and humanitarian work.

 

Promoting the Spirit of National and Social Responsibility in Children

 

Participants at the ‘Martyr’s Tent’ Council in Fujairah recommended promoting the spirit of national and social responsibility in children. This came in a Council moderated by media figure Hamed Al Mashani and was attended by Brigadier Mohammed Ahmed bin Ghanim Al Ka’bi, Commander-in-Chief of Fujairah Police. They also requested the promotion of humanitarian generosity initiatives both within and outside of the UAE, to follow in the footsteps of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

 

They recommended holding these Councils on a monthly or quarterly basis, and not just in Ramadan, to revive Zayed’s approach and support effective participation in the Emirati Youth Values Program, which calls for the promotion of traditional Emirati social values.

 

Saeed Mohammed Al Raqbani, Advisor to HH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, pointed out that these Councils are not only to talk about the noble deeds conducted by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, but also an opportunity to renew the call to continue on the same path and promote the values of generosity in citizens. It will also help to raise awareness about the importance of good deeds, helping others and promoting social security, as well as spread a culture of individual charitable initiatives among the coming generations and promote successful and effective humanitarian work in the UAE.

 

Colonel Dr. Salah Obeid Al Ghoul, Director of the Law Respect Culture Bureau at the Ministry of Interior, hailed the generous care and continuous follow up provided by the Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office to the families and relatives of martyrs, as well as the patronage provided to the current season of the MoI Councils. He noted that the selection of the Councils’ topics comes from the wise insight of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

 

He pointed out that UAE citizens are reaping the fruits of the values and principles of humanitarian and charitable giving and generosity, which the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has sewn from authentic Arabic and Islamic origins. He also noted that Zayed’s vision, which was based on the noblest humanitarian principles of tolerance, cooperation, love of good, and generosity towards others, has helped the UAE’s prosperity and allowed it to reach its current prestigious status among the countries of the world.

 

Abdul Latif Mosaed Al Sayadi, research expert at the National Archives, spoke about Zayed’s generosity in disaster relief for other countries. He pointed out that UAE citizens have followed Zayed’s path of doing good deeds and humanitarian work, which is one of the aspects of the UAE national identity.

 

Sultan Mohammed Malih Al Matroushi, Director of the Culture and Knowledge Development Center in Fujairah, noted that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan cemented the principles of humanitarian generosity, love and tolerance as genuine values among members of society. This has allowed the UAE to rank high on a global level for its concern for humanitarian situations. Hassan Abul Ainain, from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, recalled the noble attributes instilled by Zayed into members of Emirati society, while stressing that the UAE is a role model in humanitarian and charity work.

 

Ahmed Mohammed Al Abdouli, Director of the Emirates ID Office in Fujairah, reviewed the heroic deeds of the martyrs who died in the line of duty, made sacrifices for the nation and supported both national and humanitarian issues, which is seen as evidence for the deep-rooted patriotic spirit of Emirati citizens.

 

Encouraging Citizens and Residents to Participate in Volunteer Work

 

Hosted by Sharjah FNC member, Aisha Salem Bu Samnuah, participants at this MoI Council stressed the importance of encouraging citizens and residents to participate in volunteer work, as well as instilling the principles of humanitarian generosity in young people. They also called to include a curriculum on the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

 

FNC member, Naema Al Sharhan, pointed out that the name Zayed is synonymous with unlimited humanitarian generosity and a noble stance in relieving the suffering of disaster-ridden nations. Moza Saif Al Ameri, Director of the Family Development Department at the Ministry of Community Development, said that Zayed’s generosity reached the furthest corners of the globe and promoted the spirit of giving in Emirati society.

 

“Today, we talk about generosity on Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, as the UAE has astonished the world with its humanitarian initiatives and is superior in various fields of humanitarian generosity,” said FNC member, Azza Sulaiman. Aisha Al Huwaidi, Chairwoman of the Women’s Committee of Sharjah Charity International (SCI), said that the UAE has reached high levels of humanitarian generosity internationally.

 

The Council was attended by Sheikha Nada Salem Al Qasimi; Aisha Saif Al Khaja, General Secretary of the Sharjah Education Council; media figure, Fadheela Al Muaini; and was moderated by media personality, Amal Mohammed.

 

Preacher Ibtisam Salim Bu Samounah, from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, discussed the fundamental vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in picturing the future of the UAE, as well as his interest in building people as a genuine asset of the UAE. He also talked about instilling the noble and humanitarian values of tolerance and giving, as drawn from Islam, into the character of the UAE’s people.

 

For her part, Fatima Al Madfa’a, Deputy Director of the Media Forum at the National Media Council, discussed the rule of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and Chairwoman of the Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, ‘Mother of the Nation,’ in fostering the values of generosity. Meanwhile, Consultative Council in Sharjah member, Afra Salim Al Riyami, pointed out the glorious sacrifices of the wise leadership in following up the needs of martyrs’ families, which proves the unity of Emirati society.

 

Dr. Aisha Bilkhair, Research Advisor at the National Archive, at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, explained that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s generosity has encouraged all UAE citizens to actively contribute to giving and living in tolerance, hence the limitless generosity of the UAE today.

 

Continuing the Journey of Fostering Humanitarian Values and Generosity

 

Participants at the MoI Council that was hosted by Dr. Maryam Sulaiman Al Saadi in Fujairah, stressed the importance of continuing to foster humanitarian values and support the journey of giving and generosity that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan started, and was pursued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

 

Participants at the Council that was moderated by media personality Shaima Al Shimmari, invited mothers and young generations to delve deep into Emirati history and the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was keen to instill the concepts of generosity and sacrifice in the personality of every individual in the UAE.

 

During her contribution, Dr. Maryam Sulaiman Al Saadi said: “For all those wishing to know the meaning of the welfare state, read the story of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s life, Founder of the UAE, which is rich with examples of giving and generosity. He represents a leading example for every Emirati as his hand was outstretched for everyone, with unlimited generosity throughout the world.

 

For her part, Dr. Maryam Salim Bishik Al Marashdah discussed the main pillar that late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was most interested in, the human factor. She also stressed the importance of the human factor in ensuring the success of any work, as there is no development without the human factor. She also discussed the deep vision of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan that contributed to building the UAE and established its position worldwide. She also explained that the key objective of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision was to defend the oppressed, until every human enjoys their right to respectful living. She concluded by stressing that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan fostered the concepts of human values in building a human-centric society.

 

Sabrin Hasan Al Yamahi, Deputy Chairperson of the Fujairah Social Cultural Society, explained that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was committed to providing a dignified life for all people. The UAE has proven itself via its leading initiatives in developing the human factor.

 

Hind Salem Al Badwawi, Senior Youth Specialist at the Youth Centers and Science Clubs Section at the Youth and Cultural Activities Department, of the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare in Fujairah, pointed to the generosity of the UAE that spans the country and beyond. She also highlighted the readiness of UAE people to extend further giving in humanitarian work, in order to offer relief to victims of disasters throughout the world.

 

Hanan Adel Al Hosani from the Emirates ID Authority gave examples of the UAE’s humanitarian work around the world that was provided via Emirati charities. First Lieutenant Sheikha Saeed Al Kaa’bi from the Community Police Department discussed the concept of sacrifice in its various aspects, such as sacrificing one’s life or money. She explained that the sacrifices of the brave UAE soldiers represent the ultimate example of sacrifice for the sake of ensuring the stability, security and safety of their fellow humans.

 

For her part, former member of the FNC, Rawya Al Samahi, discussed the commitment late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan demonstrated to fostering the values and spirit of sacrifice for the people of the UAE as a key principle of generosity. Fatima al Maghni explained that generosity has various aspects. It is not limited to material generosity, as working hard towards the development of the UAE is one of the aspects of generosity that repays all the country’s kindnesses and the wise leadership.

 

Preacher Fatima Al Dahmani, from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Fujairah, asserted that the high levels of interest from the wise leadership in protecting and maintaining the dignity of Emirati people have helped to foster the values of sacrifice among the Emirati people.

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