GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Dubai-UAE: 16 January, 2018 –  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized an umrah (Islamic pilgrimage) trip for a group of more than 40 Minors, mothers, and Foundation officials. 

In line with the declaration of 2018 as the Year of Zayed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the initiative aimed to contribute to fulfilling the vision of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to provide a nurturing environment for orphans through developing the alternative family care system. 

The Foundation has organized multiple umrah trips for minors under its care as part of its annual plan for the past nine years. The latest seven-day trip comprised visits to the holy Islamic sites of Mecca and Medina, as well as guided tours of historical landmarks in the vicinity. 
The AMAF's Minors' Affairs Department chose ‘Beraan Bewalidaty' as the slogan for this year trip to symbolize children's love and appreciation towards their mothers. Ahead of the departure, the Foundation held a lecture on the crucial role of parents and caregivers in ensuring children's physical and mental well-being, and on the importance of respecting them. 

His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, said: 'Through its programs and initiatives, AMAF seeks to instill the right values in orphans under its care that make them good Muslims and upstanding members of society. In addition, the Foundation seeks to develop orphans' relations with their mothers in order to strengthen their sense of belonging as well as their sense of responsibility towards their families, community, and homeland.'

Speaking on the importance of the initiative, he added: “Apart from providing the children with an opportunity to learn how to perform the umrah rituals, the trip helped them realize that worship is a purpose and not a mere formality. Furthermore, the formative experience encouraged them to adopt noble Islamic values, especially honoring their filial duties through respecting and appreciating their mothers.”

The first stop on the itinerary was Mecca, where the children visited Al Masjid al-Haram (the Holy Mosque), Mina Valley, Hira and Thawr caves, Muzdalifah, Jabal al-Noor (Mountain of Light), and Mount Arafat.

After completing the religious rituals in Mecca, the pilgrims proceeded to Medina, where they got to learn about the life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), pay their respects at his shrine, and see places he visited during his lifetime, such as Jabal al-Rumah (Archers' Mountain), Mount Uhud, Al-Baqi cemetery, Quba Mosque, Masjid al-Qiblatayn (Mosque of the Two Qiblas), and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque).
During the trip, the children got to hear fascinating stories from Islamic history, including the account of Prophet Muhammad's (Peace Be Upon Him) migration from Mecca to Medina (hijra), and test their knowledge in educational contests. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 8131 times
Posted on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : 18 million beneficiaries in 53 developing countries supported by Dubai Cares educational programs ov...
Next Story : Green Hope empowers Syrian Refugee children
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Fresh Hair in an Instant with SHOW Beauty
Amadeo® Fleurier 39 “Fan”
Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018 from The Little Birdy Group
Show/Pop-up Event “Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane” to Be Launched in Dubai From March...
Moreish Café in Dubai introduces a healthy Quinoa Burrito
True Colours
Robinsons Honored for Outstanding Store Design
Splash receives 2 awards
UAE Team Emirates' Mirza Takes Gold at Asian Cycling Championships
Phenomenal development in falconry racing from small beginnings: HHC Deputy CEO
WGS 2018: Opening Session Highlights Importance of Embracing Smart Living to Enh...
RAK Hospital launches the biggest weight-loss challenge in association with MoHA...
2XL launches Malmo Bed with floral designs for a vintage shabby chic inspired ma...
Food Lovers Rejoice: Dubai Food Festival Is Back This Month
Bridal Glow is Skin Deep: Tips for every bride-to-be in 2018
Mealtop, Introducing a Whole New Dessert Experience
Optim-Eyes Lashes & Brows with Filorga
Al Ahli Holding Group to redefine the UAE value shopping category through an AED...
NEZO launches new identity to guide consumers in selecting the best salt for the...
Safilo Group Reveals Its Spring/ Summer 2018 Collection
WGS 2018: Governments Need to Prioritize Wellbeing of Citizens, Say Internationa...
Redefining the Skin Clinic Experience. #allnewkaya opens in Muscat City Centre!
The new BMW HP4 RACE arrives at Abu Dhabi Motors – one of just 750 built
The Robots Are Coming: Ministry of Finance Brings Artificial Intelligence to Dub...
Leading Scientists, Astronauts Share Insights on why Space Exploration Matters a...
Kate Spade New York Spring 2018 Collection
New Report from Accenture and the World Government Summit Finds That Regulators ...
ADNOC Schools Team Wins Etihad Artificial Intelligence Competition
Garbiñe Muguruza Hungry for Success at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
First Ever UAE Race Car Fitted with Immensa 3D Printed Parts
Global Expansion in sight for ICONS© Coffee Couture
WGS 2018: Innovation to Propel Dubai into the Next Century
WGS 2018: Governments of the Future Must Work Smartly with Innovation and Technology
Catch Some Zzz's in the IKEA Nap Truck
Dubai Electronic Security Center Receives Overwhelming Interest From Regional an...
Turkish Airlines has announced its 2018 January passenger and cargo traffic results.
Global energy shifts set to transform the Middle East energy sector
Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Dubai Airports' new Modular Data Centre Complex (MDCC) a 'world first'
Al Ghurair Foundation for Education Event on ‘Graduating Work Ready Youth' Unvei...
Dual Investments Brand LE66 to Relocate from City Walk to New Dubai Location in 2018
WGS 2018: Global Policy Platform Panel Considers Supporting Female Entrepreneurs...
Do You Feel Sleep Deprived? Nearly Half of UAE Would Give Up Social Media for an...
WGS 2018: Renowned Innovation Expert Fast Forwards Time to Showcase Glimpse of t...
South African artisans of fine leather products look to make big impression at L...
Former Indian Space Chief Presents Country as a Global Low-Cost Provider of Sate...
WGS 2018: For the Future of Mankind, Mars is the Next Frontier, Says Renowned Ar...
15,000 participate in the Dubai Cares' annual Walk for Education 2018 in support...
Ground-breaking cellular therapy set to revolutionise treatment for children wit...
DAMAC Properties deliveries surpass 20,000 unit milestone as it reports net prof...