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Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque and Center holds the “Love of the Nation from Faith” event


On the occasion of the United Arab Emirates’ 52nd National Day,

Al Farooq Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque and Center in Dubai held an event entitled “Love of the Nation from Faith,” sponsored by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founder of the mosque, and attended by a number of school and university students, in the mosque’s grand hall.

The event, which was attended by Dr.Arif Al-Sheikh Al-Hashimi, the United Arab Emirates ‘national anthem’s author and poet, and Sheikh Dr.Faris Al-Mustafa, Al farooq Omar bin AlKhattab Mosque and Center’s imam and preacher, aims to instill the values of patriotism and belonging in citizens.

Abdul Salam Al Marzouqi, Al Farouk Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque and Centre’s Director General, congratulated the wise leadership and the honorable people of the UAE on the occasion of the 52nd National Day, as he expressed his gratitude and blessings to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, and to His Excellency His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and to Their Highnesses the Sheikhs, Members of the Supreme Council of the Federation and Rulers of the Emirates.

Al Marzouqi stressed on the importance of national events in renewing the sense of patriotism and enhancing the values of belonging among all members of society, pointing out that homeland ‘s love is an instinctive nature rooted in the souls, rooted in the conscience, and is a motivation for work and achievement towards the elevation of the homeland. It’s a pride in belonging to its land and strengthening its national unity.

For his part, Dr. Arif Sheikh Al Hashemi extended his warmest gratitude and blessings to the wise leadership on the occasion of the National Day, and said: Love of the nation is a great Islamic and faith value, as it combines the motives of instinct, religion, and reason. We find in ourselves the necessity of loving our country in which we grew up and acquired security, stability and various types of blessing.

Dr. Arif pointed out that the saying “Love of the Nation from Faith” is a wise proverb, regardless of the fact that it is not an authentic prophetic hadith in its wording and text, but it is a word of truth and truth that means sincerity, detachment, belonging, and sacrifice.

Sheikh Dr. Fares Al-Mustafa explained that love requires belonging and attachment to homelands, preserving them, and making precious sacrifices for them and for the sake of their elevation and survival, and raising their flag high, belonging is a word with great meaning. Belonging includes belonging to religion, belonging to the homeland, to the family, to the people, and to the land. A person’s homeland is more beloved than his own self and his children, and more precious to him than his money and everything he owns. Therefore, the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, counted the one who dies in the defense of his land as martyrs and associated him with defending oneself, money, honor, and family.