Late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has written a heart touching poem for his brother, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who passed away on Wednesday.
The poem highlights Sheikh Hamdan’s wisdom, character and how he stood for his family, his country and his people.
In the poem, Sheikh Mohammed expresses the love and bond he shared with him.
Mohammed also talks about how close he was to his brother.
Mohammed hails his brotherhood and the ‘endless support’ he received from him.
Earlier, Sheikh Mohammed shared the tragic news on Twitter, “We belong to God and to Him we shall return ... May God have mercy on you, my brother, my support and my companion.”
Sheikh Hamdan passed away at the age of 75, after several months of illness.
Sheikh Hamdan witnessed all stages of the UAE’s journey and tremendously contributed to the national development drive. He was one of the country’s leaders and participated in its renaissance and in designing its future. He was a remarkable icon of the country’s political, economic, social, cultural and sporting life.
Mohammed Bin Rashid, Sheikh Hamdan and Maktoum Bin Mohammed performed funeral prayers for the late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Zabeel Mosque.
The late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon at the Umm Hurair cemetery in Dubai.
Dubai announced 10 days of mourning and flags will be flown at half-mast from Wednesday. The emirate also suspended work in departments and institutions for a period of three days, starting from Thursday.
We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. The UAE mourned the death of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, who passed away on Wednesday. Sheikh Hamdan, the longest-serving
“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know…”
Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi expressed heartfelt condolences to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid and to Al Maktoum's family, on the death of Sheikh Hamdan, praying to Allah the Almighty to rest his soul in Paradise and to grant patience and solace to his family.
Sheikh Hamdan witnessed all stages of the UAE’s journey and tremendously contributed to the national development drive. He was one of the country’s leaders and participated in its renaissance and in designing its future.
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