Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Sunday received a phone call from the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Dr Ahmad Mohammad Al Tayyeb.
Shaikh Mohammad was briefed by Grand Imam of Al Azhar about the outcomes of the “Al Azhar International Conference in Support of Jerusalem”, which was organised by Al Azhar in cooperation with the Muslim Council of Elders. Both sides discussed topics related to preserving the legal status of Jerusalem and reaffirming its identity as well as the importance of coordination between various bodies in the Arab and Islamic world in order to achieve solidarity, face down the challenges surrounding the Islamic shrines and ward off risks.
Shaikh Mohammad praised the initiatives of Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar launched to support Jerusalem, affirm its Arab character and build an Arab and Islamic stance towards protecting the Muslim shrines.
He also praised his positions supporting Muslims issues and his efforts to uphold the values of tolerance and coexistence to reject hate speech, which promotes violence and terrorism and distorts the image of Islam and its tolerant teachings.
The Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar thanked and appreciated the UAE’s stance and its support for all issues that serve Muslims, achieve their interests and defend their shrines.