Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has said the UAE, in cooperation with other Arab and Muslim countries as well as religious scholars, continues its efforts to project, promote and consolidate the real Islamic values and principles of justice, tolerance, peace, peaceful coexistence and mutual respect which are diametrically against extremism and violence.
In his remarks at a meeting with the UAE President's guest scholars at Al Bateen Palace, H.H. Sheikh Mohamed commended the efforts being made by religious scholars in Arab and Muslim countries to project the real image, principles and tolerant goals of Islam which ennobles humanity, science, development and urban expansion, and to counter terrorist groups that do not belong to Islam. He noted that these groups embrace violence, extremism, killing and destruction as approaches to achieve their disguised goals of promoting division among Muslims and destroying its human, social and security assets.
H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed called on all to make more collaborative efforts to achieve the noble objectives of Islam and wished for success for the scholars in promoting wisdom enlightening people about religious affairs during Ramadan.
The Crown Prince and the scholars talked about the affairs of Muslims and ways of spreading the culture of dialogue and cultural interaction to promote peace and coexistence between all peoples and state.
His Highness the Crown Prince and the scholars exchanged greetings on the Holy Month of Ramadan and prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the UAE, Arab Nation and Muslim Nation with further wellbeing and prosperity. They prayed for the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. They also prayed to Allah to bless the country's leadership headed by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan with success for their humanitarian initiatives and serving the Arab Nation and Muslim Nation.
The guest scholars expressed their delight with being in the UAE to deliver religious lectures on matters that are important for Muslims.
They prayed to Allah to protect the security and stability of the UAE to enable it to continue its progress and development and serve its people and all Muslims.
The scholars' Ramadan lecture programmes in the UAE are overseen by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs under follow-up by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.