Sheikh Mohammad Receives Muslim Scholars
Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is Dubai's crown prince and the UAE's defense minister, received on Friday Muslims clerics and reviewed with them Islamic issues and the role the Dubai-organized Holy Quran Award can play in serving the Islamic cause.
According to the Gulf News, the guests, Sheikh Abdullah Al Muslih of the Islamic League, Sheikh Awad Al Qurani from Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Hamza Yusuf from the US, are in Dubai to attend events related to the award.
The attorney general of Dubai's prosecution and chairman of the award’s organizing committee, Ibrahim Bu Melha, was present at the meeting.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammad deputized his son Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammad to inaugurate the opening ceremony of the award’s fifth presentation. Bu Melah said in his keynote speech at the ceremony that “Muslims need the Holy Book and the principles of the Prophet now more than any other time.”
"As we start the fifth session of the award we are optimistic that Muslims will realize the need to adhere to the principles of Islam and act upon its teachings,” he said, according to the Khaleej Times.
"The presence of such a large number of participants from the East and the West who have come here to compete in the International Holy Quran Award is a positive sign of the beginning of a whole new generation of committed Muslims," Bu Melha said – Albawaba.com
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