Abu Dhabi (Etihad)
Last week, the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence launched the “Prayer for Humanity” initiative for the second year under the slogan “Renewed Hope”, on the occasion of its celebration of the International Day for Humanitarian Action, to provide an opportunity for all religious sects to turn to the Creator in one moment with prayer and supplication in order to transcend humanity in The East and West of the Earth, the epidemics and the challenges it faces, and for God to reveal the pandemics facing humanity everywhere. The Ministry of Tolerance broadcast it to various groups of society to allow everyone to participate in this prayer, through its official website and its social networking sites.
Dr. Muhammad Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Bishop Paul Hender, Supreme Vicar of the Church in the Southern Arab Region, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community in the Emirates, Surinder Singh Kandhari, Head of the Sikh Temple, Guru Nanak Darbar in Dubai, and Bishop Marks Oates, President The Mormon Church of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, Abu Dhabi, Kanchan Daswani, patron of the Hindu Temple in Dubai, and Archbishop Gregory Khoury, Bishop of the Emirates of the Greek Orthodox, moderated the “Prayer for Humanity” session, and Dr. Suleiman Al Jassim, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation, participated In the session, Afra Al-Sabri, Director General of the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak said in his speech at the beginning of the prayer: “This meeting, which takes place on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day, embodies (renewed hope) in the march of the world. Human life on the one hand, and the call for joint action among all the inhabitants of the earth for the good of society and human beings everywhere on the other hand.
His Excellency expressed his happiness for everyone’s keenness to confirm the meanings of humanitarian work, on the ground, and what that includes, a keenness to respect the other and achieve cooperation and joint action among all, in addition to deepening the bonds of human brotherhood in the world, considering that all of this is an expression of trust and hope. In the future, in which relations between human beings are based on dignified moral foundations, friendship, mercy, cooperation, justice and equality, so that together we will be real energies for positive change and the expression of these values in society and the world.
His Excellency said: “We gather to pray and supplicate to the Creator, the Creator, the Creator, the Photographer, to help us all to fulfill our duty in developing the principles of acquaintance, dialogue and joint action among human beings. We call for always cherishing the common values and principles that unite us, which includes the continuous and sincere striving, to achieve the good for the progress of society and the elevation of the human being. And wellness to all the people of the world without distinction or discrimination.
His Excellency added: “We in the UAE declare together that this prayer for humanity is a strong reflection of the state’s commitment to the principles of humanitarian giving, those principles laid down by the founder of the UAE, the late father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, and that this The national commitment in the Emirates is confirmed before us by words and deeds every day in the words and actions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, who always assures us that social and humanitarian giving leads to a stable society in which it is achieved. The fruitful participation of all, and his sons and daughters, actively interacting with the surrounding world.
His Excellency made it clear that thanks to our honorable leaders, who are keen to support all constructive initiatives that benefit society and people everywhere, our country is always keen to develop the potential of purposeful humanitarian work that shows the best feelings, values and principles of the sons and daughters of the Emirates through participation and solidarity with our brothers in Humanity is everywhere.
UAE humanitarian support
Dr. Muhammad Matar Al Kaabi said: “On the International Day for Humanitarian Action, human values that call for solidarity among human beings and stand united in the face of disasters and pests, eradicating poverty and hunger and fighting diseases and epidemics that humanity suffers from, are manifested. Turning to God with one voice and one heart, and refraining from supplication, we turn to Him, Glory be to Him, with supplication, supplication and prayer.
Gregory Khoury said: Today the world is witnessing suffering and disasters affecting humanity and our planet on unprecedented levels.
Societies everywhere, regardless of nationality, creed or ethnicity, face the same challenges, and there is an urgent call to reinforce our shared responsibility for humanity as a whole – because we are in the same boat, and any penetration into the hull of that boat puts all of humanity at risk of drowning.
While Yehuda Sarna emphasized that “prayer is the gateway to the soul, and it is our duty as cooperating and interconnected human beings to become more aware of humanity’s concerns in these times, especially those who are exposed to negative influences and pandemics.”
For his part, Archbishop Markus Oates said: It is a great honor to participate in the activities of the World Humanitarian Day and supplications for humanity under the leadership of the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence. , where these moments united us in supplication to God to obtain His blessings.
As for Bishop Paul Hinder, he said: In the UAE, God has blessed us with a rational leadership that enjoys a vision and believes in its human responsibility to meet the needs of the needy and renew hope everywhere, and through prayer, flexibility and working together, we always rise to create greater opportunities for the benefit of all humanity, while Kanchan crossed Daswani expressed her happiness to participate in prayer, saying: “It is a great honor to be invited to perform prayer on the World Humanitarian Day. As for Surinder Singh Kandari, he said: “Most of us pray in our homes, but our gathering to pray together has great strength and a greater relationship with God.”