Their Highnesses have performed Eid Al Fitr prayer at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, alongside worshippers.
The prayer was performed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi; and His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
Performing prayers by Their Highnesses’ side were His Highness Sheikh Suroor bin Mohamed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior; His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; His Highness Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation; His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination; and His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the President of the United Arab Emirates.
The Eid prayer sermon was delivered by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Matar Salem AlKaabi, Chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, under the theme ‘With gratitude we perpetuate our blessings’. During the sermon, he emphasised that the divine blessings that God Almighty has bestowed upon us are countless. He pointed out that the Holy Qur’an provides us with a clear example for sustaining blessings, as stated explicitly in the story of the Prophet Yusuf (Joseph), peace be upon him, who faced the challenges of the future with hope and called for agricultural work to ensure the continuity of life and ongoing blessings. He added that it is our duty to develop resources on Earth, to sustain its bounties, and to thank God for our blessings, and that each generation should complete, complement and enhance what the previous one has built.
The preacher stressed the significance of strengthening community and family ties by exchanging visits among relatives to instill strong family bonds, spread peace, and sustain compassion and harmony.
At the end of the sermon, he prayed to God the Almighty to grant the UAE enduring stability, progress and prosperity.
Following the prayers, Their Highnesses exchanged Eid greetings with worshippers, and visited the tomb of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to recite Al Fatiha for his spirit, and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace.