President Sheikh Mohamed leads funeral prayers for Sheikh Saeed
President Sheikh Mohamed led the funeral prayers following the passing of his brother, Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed, who served as the Ruler's Representative in Abu Dhabi.
Mourning the Loss of a Dedicated Leader
The prayers took place at the serene Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed the First Mosque in Abu Dhabi. With heartfelt devotion, worshippers beseeched the Almighty to grant peace and mercy to the departed soul, acknowledging the deceased's unwavering dedication to serving his country and its people. After the funeral prayer, President Sheikh Mohamed and the esteemed members of the Al Nahyan family accompanied the late Sheikh Saeed's final journey to rest at Al Bateen Cemetery.
Title: A Nation Mourns the Loss of a Loyal Son
In the early hours of Thursday morning, state news agency Wam announced the sorrowful news of Sheikh Saeed's passing. The Presidential Court had previously informed the public about his health struggles. President Sheikh Mohamed took to Twitter to express his deep grief, describing his late brother as a loyal son who dedicated his life to the nation and its people. He prayed for eternal rest for Sheikh Saeed and asked for strength and comfort during this challenging time. In response to the immense loss, three days of mourning were declared by President Sheikh Mohamed, with funeral prayers to be held in all mosques across the UAE after noon prayers.
Title: Sympathies Extend Across the Emirates
In the wake of Sheikh Saeed's passing, condolences poured in from the leaders of the emirates, expressing heartfelt tributes and sympathies. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, extended his sincere condolences to President Sheikh Mohamed and the entire Al Nahyan family, praying for divine protection and solace. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed paid homage to his "dear brother" who selflessly served the homeland, holding dear memories of his commitment to community service. The leaders of Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, and Umm Al Quwain also offered their deepest condolences and support during this time of mourning.