Akhbar Al Sa'a: Promoting the U.A.E. Message of Moderation
- 20 March 2014
Akhbar Al Sa'a (News of the Hour) Bulletin has re-affirmed the importance of authorities and institutions that spread religious awareness and project the truth of Islam, especially in the minds of the younger generations, in order to face up to extremist streams that are trying to distort the religion to serve their own objectives.
Under the title: "Promoting the U.A.E. Message of Moderation", the bulletin said the importance of the role played by authorities and institutions, especially in the minds of younger generations, comes in light of the attempt by some extremist streams to distort the true nature of the Islamic religion and alter it beyond its genuine purposes to serve specific goals and agendas against the interests of Arab and Islamic communities.
The bulletin, issued by the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, ECSSR, highlighted that from among these institutions, the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments in the U.A.E. shoulders great responsibilities to advance a deep understanding of the nature of Islam, highlighting the requirements of vigilance and ongoing efforts by institutions concerned with religious affairs, confirming that its mission is the development of religious consciousness and the care of mosques and Quran Centres, organising Hajj and Umrah affairs, as well as the investment of endowment in the service of the community, and one of its important objectives is to enable a community to be religiously conscious and able to deal with contemporary challenges.
In conclusion, the bulletin affirmed that the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments plays an important role in organising Hajj and Umrah so as to provide a civilised image of the U.A.E. in every Hajj season, and maintains a commitment to all its other tasks and responsibilities, which are centred around the provision of true Islam in its pure magnanimity.