By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan
The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has been named the Islamic Personality by the Dubai International Holy Quran in its 15th session. Shaikh Khalifa has been selected for his untiring services and heatedly association with Holy Quran, Islam, Muslims, humanity and its visionary role in the socio-economic prosperity of the United Arab Emirates.
Deputy Chairman of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award organising committee Dr Saeed Harib made the announced that His Highness Shaikh Khalifa has been named for the Dh1million prize in appreciation of his noble activities for the Arab world, Muslim and whole world.
“The choice clearly shows how the UAE people love, respect and appreciate their leader. It is a simple gesture to thank the President’s role in the service of his people and humanity,” Dr Harib further added.
Deputy Chairman expressed that as per Shaikh Khalifa’s special directives, personal instructions, numerous masjids, schools, and hospitals have been built in the UAE and around the globe for the struggling people. “Prompt response in shape of humanitarian assistance and relief aid missions to any natural calamity around the globe has been remained Khalifa’s first and foremost noble accomplishment.
Ibrahim Bu Melha, chairman of the organising committee, said the unanimous selection of the President had verified his unyielding devotion, dedication and contributions to the service, progress and prosperity of his beloved homeland, citizenry, the Islamic World and humanity at large.
The chairman Bu Melha told that the selection was motivated by “the deep love to the President’s character whom we profoundly respect and value. We view his character as hope in our hearts and a dream in our eyes. He proudly narrated that Shaikh Khalifa is a sublime symbol of sovereignty whom we owe loyalty and love.
He submitted that Shaikh Khalifa possess many traits of charity, righteousness, allegiance, sacrifice for the love of his homeland and his common people. He determined and succeeded to bring happiness in the lives of his citizens and make them happy and achieved a working progressive model of development.
“Shaikh Khalifa, the Islamic Personality of the Year, stands as a role model for us all for the achievements and services he made for the people of his nation, for the bright national stances he adopted and for extending a helping and generous hand to needy peoples at times of disasters and crises” he further added.