IACAD launches the online platform for the “UAE Day for Cultural Interaction Happiness”
The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai organized the online platform for the “UAE Day for Cultural Interaction Happiness” with the presence of Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al Shaibani, Director General of IACAD, Assistant Commander-in-chief of Dubai police for Academic and Training Affairs Major General Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahd, and His Excellency Nasser Ismail, Assistant Undersecretary for Social Welfare Affairs. Marwan Al Hel was managing the dialogue session, which is entitled: Happiest People, Happiest Residents via Zoom.
“The platform is a service for communicating with all groups, and with the support of all parties in individual, governmental and community levels,” His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani during his opening speech, launching the online platform. H.E pointed to everyone’s keenness to make residents and people happy in the United Arab Emirates.
“Everyone without discrimination has lived on this land since the founders of the UAE by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan,, and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The Islamic affairs sector and Mohammed Bin Rashid Islamic Culture Centre of IACAD played great roles in achieving this initiative, and we appreciate the efforts of all parties that have given a lot of dedication to achieve this.” His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani said.
Marwan Al Hell during the dialogue session, confirmed that the launch of the platform aims to promote coexistence and to open bright future for current and future generations, to deepen the concept of civilizational communication between different cultures between Muslim and non-Muslim peoples all inside and outside the UAE.
Major General Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahad, regarding the development of security and safety and its impact on the happiness of residents, affirmed that the UAE is the country of tolerance regardless of religion, language, belief, or culture, which resulted in a feeling of security and safety. Major General has referred to the Islamic civilization and how it created a system based on an important principle which is tolerance, pointing out to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as an example of a leader whose phrases reinforce the values of tolerance and acceptance.
Major General pointed out to the UAE’s rulers who always share with the people their joys and sorrows, which reflects the fairness of UAE system created by the leadership. Major General Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahad, stressed that the UAE society is a global community for tolerance and co-existence.
For his part, His Excellency Assistant Undersecretary talked on the axis of the quality of life and happiness, the keenness of the Ministry of Community Development to integrate various spectrums of society in all the policies and plans implemented by the ministry.
His Excellency stressed that the launch of the online platform reflecting the leadership’s directives by strengthening the values of solidarity of society, pointing out that the national platform for volunteering brought together more than half a million volunteers for more than 200 nationalities, which is a vivid example of solidarity and tolerance. His Excellency added in the axis: “The UAE is not only proactive, but rather maintains its positions, thanks to the cohesion of the leadership and the people who respect all the roles of society.”
At the end of the online dialogue session, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al Sheikh Ahmed Al-Shaibani said: The main goal is to achieve one goal, which is making our people happy, and tolerance must be built after the rejection of hatred, extremism and intolerance, all of that could be achieved by cooperating with all parties: institutions, communities and individuals.
Al-Shaibani explained that this is what we see today with the presence of the UAE flag in all international forums, thanks to the leadership’s balanced policy that took into account all circumstances, being the first country to bring together the two most important poles in the world in signing the Brotherhood Document in the capital Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency added that the platform will support achieving the goal to make the people of UAE of happy, which is a great task entrenched by families, society and educational institutions, praising everyone who participated and contributed in highlighting this work.