Team shortlist28 May 2017 AT 10:25 AM

VIDEO: Sheikh Mohammed’s heart-warming message to mark Ramadan 2017

"We call upon all to launch new initiatives that highlight the human face of our country"
Team shortlist28 May 2017 AT 10:25 AM
Ramadan, Dubai, UAE, Instagram, Social Media
© Instagram/hhshkmohd
Ramadan, Dubai, UAE, Instagram, Social Media
© Instagram/hhshkmohd
Ramadan, Dubai, UAE, Instagram, Social Media
© Instagram/hhshkmohd

Ramadan Kareem to all our readers. The first day of the Holy Month officially started on Saturday, May 27, the UAE moon sighting committee announced over the weekend.

The sacred month falls on the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar as this is when the Holy Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Shortly before Ramadan was called, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, posted a video of people in the UAE helping each other. The heart-warming video was shared with the caption in Arabic:

“Dear Brothers and Sisters,
“As we approach the Holy Month of Ramadan this year, we call upon all to launch new initiatives that highlight the human face of our country. We congratulate the coming of the blessed month.
“We wait for our institutions in the public and private sectors to play their role in the dedication of good culture in the month of good. 2017 is a good year in the UAE and we hope that the 2017 Ramadan is different and exciting and represents a great breakthrough for great works to serve people wherever.”

Yesterday he shared a picture of Ramadan prayers.

HH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein also shared a picture on Instagram on the first day of Ramadan. She said: “As mosques across Dubai get ready to host their Iftar’s and Tarawih Prayers, I wanted to wish people around the world a very joyful Ramadan Mubarak.”

As you would expect, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared a stunning video. The short clip shows the crescent moon on its journey through the sky.

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