With the Holy month of Ramadan around the corner, Dubai World yesterday (July 28) organised an awareness programme on the virtues of Ramadan and the benefits of fasting for its employees. A large number of employees from Dubai World group companies located in the “Limitless” buildings in Jebel Ali attended the expert lectures.
The annual programme, coordinated by the Group’s Procurement, Contracts, and General Administration Department in cooperation with the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department of Dubai Government and DM Medical Group, featured two lectures shedding light on the religious and health aspects of fasting.
Dr. Mohammed Al Kubaisi, Grand Mufti - Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities, spoke on the importance of fasting as one of the pillars of Islam and a form of worship and discipline for the human soul. He said fasting lifts the human spirit above the material world. Dr. Fadi Salem from DM Medical Group addressed the health benefits of fasting.
Saeed J. Al Qaizi, Director of Procurement, Contracts and General Administration, Dubai World, said: "Ramadan is the month of goodwill. We want to share this joyful occasion with all our staff at Dubai World. We believe this awareness programme will highlight the important aspects of Ramadan and the many virtues of this Holy month. It is proven that there are numerous health benefits to fasting, in addition to the discipline it brings to the body and soul, helping us to rise above the material world. We thank Dr. Mohammed Al Kubaisi and Dr. Fadi Salem for their valuable and enlightening lectures, which were received with great enthusiasm by our employees.”