General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, has issued a resolution restructuring the board of Abu Dhabi Media Company (ADMC) under the chairmanship of Mohammed Ibrahim Mahmoud Al Mahmoud.
The board will be made up of the following members: Sheikh Fahim Sultan Khaled Al Qasimi, Noura Mohammed Hilal Al Kaabi, Dr Ali bin Tamim, Dr Amnayat Mohamed Al Hajeri, Hareb Mubarak Al Muhairi, Dr Jamal Mohammed Al Hosani and Arif Hamad Al Awani.
Tenure of the board membership is three years, subject to renewal.
Receives Islamic scholars attending peace forum
General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received at Al Bahr Palace a group of scholars who are participating in the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.
Over 250 of the world’s leading Islamic scholars, academics and thought leaders have gathered to attend the Forum which started yesterday in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Mohamed and the group of scholars exchanged cordial talks on agenda and activities of the forum in addressing extremist ideas which breach tolerant tenets of Islam and reflecting the true Islamic values which preach and promote tolerance, moderation, peace, goodness and peaceful co-existence
Sheikh Mohamed said the scholars were facing huge and exceptional challenges in confronting sedition and chaos mongers.
"Islam has always been, and will always be, the religion of good, tolerance, love and solidarity among the mankind.
“Of late, some isolated minority groups started to sow hatred among people through their twisted thought, narrow-minded interpretations and ignorant opinions and to distort the image of Islam and Muslims by creating conflicts and spreading terror," he added.
Sheikh Mohamed said there are practices in some parts of the Islamic world that do not reflect the true image of Islam which calls for amity, brotherhood, peace, and cooperation to achieve happiness and peace of mind.
He called on the scholars to exert more efforts to correct misconceptions and to enlighten people about their religious and social responsibilities. He also urged them to work towards putting Fatwas on their right perspective.
"A closer look at the history of Islam will show how Muslims existed with others in peace and harmony and how they founded a civilisation that was seen as a beacon of science, culture, thought and literature."
The scholars praised the approach adopted by the UAE in realising the vision of Islam for development in accordance with the tolerant teachings of Islam.
In attendance were Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development,Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and a number of Sheikhs, ministers and senior officials.