Embodiment of Wisdom and Fount of Compassion

  • 26 June 2008

The value of loyalty and sense of belonging is one of the most important values instilled by His Highness, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in this country. This was rightly observed by the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, (God Bless Him). He said that the wisdom of His Highness, the Late Sheikh Zayed and his practices would always be the guiding light for proceeding on the journey from the 'phase of founding' to the 'phase of empowerment'.      

The great contribution of the His Highness, the Late Sheikh Zayed in the intellectual, policy-making, practical and humanitarian fields will forever guide those who seek to overcome hurdles, and wish to realize hopes and dreams that may appear impossible to achieve.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, (may God bless Him), issued this statement while receiving a copy of the book titled, 'Zayed: From Challenges to Union' that was presented to him by Minister of Presidential Affairs, Head of Centre for Documentation and Research. The President expressed his pleasure on receiving a copy of the book, which he says details the history of a glorious phase in the history of the UAE and is dedicated to studying the effort of His Highness, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in establishing a new country that enjoys high a position and stature among the comity of nations, which makes us proud.” In a way, this gives a lesson to our future generations and highlights the value of loyalty that has become one of the strongest basis for the country’s development and the strong bond of love that connects our citizens. It is a confirmation of the relationship and is the medium for the transfer of invaluable experience to future generations in a journey that would be filled with unrelenting struggle toward progress in endeavour from foundation and its empowerment.          

The journey of the His Highness, the Late Sheikh Zayed (may God bless his soul) is filled with achievements and researchers and historians need to study the wealth of wisdom of his long and arduous struggle in establishing a “model state” for the world to emulate and a unique experience in human development and use of resources for the good of humanity.  

His achievements continue to benefit us to the present day. Even the success of the “phase of empowerment,” under the wise and astute supervision of our  great political leader, is an extension of the achievements of His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed. The present and future generations of this country inherited an will transfer the values and principles of their leaders for the preservation of their unique national identity.          
Lessons from the life of the Sheikh Zayed provide a great service for the current and upcoming generations, because it is ushered in an era of prosperity and development. The future generations need to be informed about these principles and the “value of these achievements.” The effort needed not only to match these high standards but also to enhance them in order to ensure that the country's flag keeps flying as high as it does today. These achievements cannot be built only by development of plans but by putting in sustained efforts, a lot of patience, humility, perseverance, faith in God and self-confidence.