His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, performed Eid al-Fitr prayers today, Monday, with the crowds of worshipers at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
He also performed the prayers alongside Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lieutenant-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and National Security Adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Eid prayer sermon
Dr. Muhammad Matar Al-Kaabi, Chairman of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments, delivered the sermon for the blessed Eid Al-Fitr prayer, which came under the title “And We made you peoples and tribes so that you may know one another.” Ethics and the virtues of values, explaining that acquaintance yields harmony, through which rapprochement between people and cooperation between peoples is achieved in response to the command of God Almighty / and cooperate in righteousness and piety / and by acquaintance efforts are combined, energies are complemented and experiences are united in the reconstruction of the earth and the building of its civilization, no matter how different the races of creation and their separation, in order to achieve peace and spread harmony between them.
Al-Khatib explained that “among the forms of acquaintance is spreading peace, cheerfulness and smiling so that acquaintance between people is achieved and peace prevails, noting that what strengthens the bonds of acquaintance and harmony is treating people with good morals, and it is from perfection of faith and perfection of piety and charity. To the poor and needy, and to bring joy to orphans, widows and the needy, so that the joy of our feast is complete.”
At the end of the sermon, Al-Khatib called on God Almighty to grant success to the President of the State, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for what he loves and is pleased with, and has mercy on the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the sheikhs of the Emirates who have passed to the mercy of God and enters them into his vast gardens, and to have mercy on the martyrs of the homeland and increase their reward and raise their rank in heaven.