Dubai Customs to honour UAE martyrs with mosque

Dubai Customs to honour UAE martyrs with mosque
The mosque drive, initiated by the coastal customs centres, has been exceptionally welcomed since it was announced on the internal network of Dubai Customs staff, Sager pointed out.

Dubai - Imams to give daily supplications for martyred heroes.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 9 Sep 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 10 Sep 2015, 3:35 AM

The Dubai Customs staff have decided to contribute towards building a mosque in memory of the UAE soldiers martyred in Yemen.
"All staff have been willingly contributing since Monday morning promising to make it one of the major Islamic milestones in the emirate of Dubai," said Khalil Sager, Director of Corporate Communication at Dubai Customs.
The leadership team of Dubai Customs has also decided to change the name of the biggest conference room in the department, where more than 150 key meetings were held this year, into the 'Martyr' meeting auditorium. "This is in memory of the UAE heroes' sacrifice." The charitable and humanitarian projects launched by the UAE leadership speak volumes, he added.
"We are trying to follow the same exemplary track to defend right and justice."
The mosque drive, initiated by the coastal customs centres, has been exceptionally welcomed since it was announced on the internal network of Dubai Customs staff, Sager pointed out.
"Building a mosque has been highly advised by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who was reported as saying: 'Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah, like a sparrow's nest for Allah or even smaller, Allah will build him a house in Paradise.'
Meanwhile, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department has instructed all imams and scholars in the mosques of the emirate to give supplication for the UAE soldiers martyred in Yemen on a daily basis until further notice.
"A series of lectures are to be delivered to develop public awareness on the importance and virtue of martyrdom, and high ranking positions of martyrs in paradise," a source told Khaleej Times on Monday.
An official delegation from the department is to physically offer condolences to all martyrs it has been decided. "Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, director general of the department, has already paid condolences to family and relatives of martyr Ali Hassan Al Shehi in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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