The “Empowerment Leader” is gone … and the impact remains

The UAE appeals to the leadership, people and the Arab and Islamic nation, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, who moved to the side of his Lord on Friday, May 13, contentedly and satisfactorily , on one of the best days of God.

A busy march of continuous and exceptional giving that shaped the personality of “the Forgiver” as the second president of the UAE, who succeeded the founding father “Sheikh Zayed”, and he was the best successor of the best predecessor.

Numerous achievements, medical qualities and characteristics known about the “forgiver,” are sufficient for what His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the leader of the “empowerment phase and trustee of his blessed journey,” lamented.

A phrase that brought with it the characteristics of the greatest man in the Arab region, a leader and trustee of the journey of the rise of the UAE in modern history, a great leader who made a state with science and knowledge , people and stones developed with culture and science, guided by the approach and will of Sheikh Zayed.

We called him the Arab and Islamic nation as one of those who transformed the course of the history of our Arab region and our Islamic world into stability, peace and prosperity Aid for the oppressed, the afflicted and the afflicted.

The high status that the UAE holds today in the heart of the civilized world was linked to its efforts and tireless activity to make its country great, which was confirmed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces, emphasizing the positions and achievements of Sheikh Khalifa, his wisdom, giving and initiatives in all corners of the house. His Highness also stressed that “the UAE has lost its righteous son and the leader of the empowerment phase.”

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed was an exception at a time when everything was exceptional. He could, may God have mercy on him, thanks to his insight, his customary wisdom, and his insightful vision, add new accomplishments to us in a difficult time. beloved country since he took over command of our ship on November 3, 2004, paving the way for the completion of the march of construction and prosperity that It was initiated by the founding leader, the late, if God wills, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

“The late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed” began his reign – which lasted 18 years – by moving from the foundation phase to the stage of empowerment, by launching his strategic plan, which was truly Musa’s magic wand for balanced and sustainable development. to reach, which our Emirates at the highest levels, and gave it its high position among nations.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, may God have mercy on him, set an example in empowering citizens, sacrifice, resistance to intolerance and humility, as instruments that ensure the perpetuation of a culture of internal harmony, cohesion and national cohesion among our countrymen , and the consolidation of the values ​​of family cohesion and social solidarity. Therefore, from his early childhood, and throughout his political career, he continued to weave and build threads of trust through personal interaction with all citizens.

Sheikh Khalifa was also known for his closeness to his citizens and opportunities to develop their abilities and talents, and his enjoyment of encounters and encounters with the local community. The late Sheikh Khalifa was also the ideal in fostering tolerance and a culture of respect for others, cooperation and generosity with Gentiles. Perhaps his style and approach to caring for and sponsoring expatriates in the UAE has had a major impact in explaining the jealousy of UAE guests and their strong love for her.

The fruits of the empowerment process initiated by Sheikh Khalifa have not only been reflected on our lives as Emirati citizens, but have expanded to reach the expatriates, residents and guests of the state of all countries of the world, as well as the business sector so that the UAE became the dream of everyone who was looking for success, stability and a comfortable life. Sheikh Khalifa was “May God have mercy on him.” He believes that “man is the true riches of this land before and after oil.” always said: “Our main goal in the UAE is to build the nation and the citizen.”

The virtues and path of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed “may God have mercy on him” were not limited to his domestic experiences. The late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed laid the foundations of a leading foreign policy characterized by wisdom, moderation, balance, advocacy. of truth and justice, and the dominance of the language of dialogue and understanding in dealing with all issues. This balanced policy has earned our beloved nationwide respect at the regional and international level.

The man changed the fate of our nation about two years ago, when he laid the foundation for a new formation for coexistence among the people of the region, opened the gates for the solution of the Palestinian issue, and ‘ provided a fertile environment for peaceful coexistence between all. the monotheistic religions in the region, which were evident in his sponsorship of the Abrahamic agreements by which he convinced Israel that it was necessary to respect the aspirations of our Palestinian brothers, and their inherent right to establish their own state. He was also a thorn in the side of proponents of continued unrest, and traders of homelands, when he called for the importance of cohesion in our Arab world, the resolution of its conflicts and the return of birds of prey to the bosom of Arabism. He was truly one of the great geniuses of our Arab world who influenced human behavior and world events, and this enabled him to play the role of an honest mediator in more than one decisive and decisive global crisis.

To be aware of the aspects of research on the personality of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, to inspect his virtues and dive into the depths of his humanity is something that narrows the field, and languages ​​cannot describe it, but justice and truth motivate me to say a word about his views on humanitarian crises His greatness, for which every man’s heart beats. During his rule, the UAE became one of the countries that helped save the lives of millions of people and alleviate their suffering as a result of the assistance provided by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed through the founding of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for Humanitarian Works. , which is considered the third largest donor of foreign aid in the country, as the various aids have reached more than 70 countries around the world.

His humanitarian grace was an inspiring model for the Emirati who believed in the genius of their leader, and his wonderful humanity with which he won the hearts of people of all races and beliefs. The only help of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed was the object of interest. and warmth of all races of the world, as a help of a humanitarian source, which only brings out the slogan of tolerance as its title, It is never linked to the political orientations of the countries that benefit from it, nor to the geographical place, race, color, sect or religion, but rather take into account in the first place the human aspect represented in the needs of peoples.

Yes, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed – may God have mercy on him and place him in his vast gardens – gave the Emirates human value and meaning among the nations of the earth in a humane way, and made the Emirati citizen in the air, when he always emphasized has around its freedom, independence and grandeur, and these are gains that are only available in the time of the old and the great. He alone was the source and source of these gains and victories for the Emirates and the Emirates, then his loyal brothers, sons and grandsons.

May God have mercy on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, weigh the balance of his good deeds on the scales and accept his goodness towards his people and the Arab and Islamic nation, and to our beloved, glorified and victorious people. Our current leadership is confident and hopeful in upholding the covenant and promise of the Founding Fathers, and that their insightful vision is proof of what the UAE will achieve in terms of happiness and prosperity, and overcoming challenges. In the footsteps of the brother, the leader of empowerment, the immortal Emirati River of giving will continue to flood all the people of the world until my Lord inherits the earth and those on it.

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