Zayed and the Consolidation of the Concept of Happiness

  • 29 August 2018

The lecture recounts the efforts of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God rest his soul in peace) to consolidate the concept of happiness in the UAE among both locals and expatriates living in its territory. It consists of three parts. The first part, Zayed and Humankind, shows how the late Sheikh Zayed (may God rest his soul in peace) honored humankind, who have been honored by God Almighty, where He says, “And We have certainly honored the children of Adam.” Sheikh Zayed also cared for UAE citizens by providing them with a decent life in terms of jobs, housing, and sources of happiness. He was a father who treated the UAE citizens as his own children. The second part is titled Zayed and Education. The late Sheikh Zayed (may God rest his soul in peace) focused on building schools and universities and honoring scientists and researchers in every field of science, because he knew that science and knowledge were the key to the advancement of nations. In his overseas visits, he used to meet the UAE students studying abroad, talk with them, resolve any difficulties they were facing, and encourage them by paying substantial financial rewards. The third part of the lecture, Zayed and the Environment, highlights that in addition to his care for humankind, the late Sheikh Zayed (may God rest his soul in peace) took an abiding interest in the environment. He brought in environmental scientists and researchers to learn from them the latest developments in this field and how to make use of them. He issued strict laws to protect the environment and launched National Environment Day. Al Tawasol International Tent has launched the Green Hands program to spread Sheikh Zayed’s environmental vision and his approach to environmental sustainability. Furthermore, by adopting the Al-Majalis Madaris program of the Sage of the Arabs, Sheikh Zayed (may God rest his soul in peace), Al Tawasol International Tent has translated “Zayed Al-Khair’s” approach to consolidation of the concept of happiness into mechanisms to spread his legacy of bringing happiness to people.

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Wednesday 29 August 2018

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Wednesday 29 August 2018

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