Grand Mufti Dr Ahmed Al Haddad shares insights on maximizing potential of endowments as Guest of Honor at event
Dubai-UAE: 21 June, 2017 – As part of its Year of Giving initiatives, the Department of Endowment Development at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) organized a Ramadan majlis under the theme ‘Endowment and the Year of Giving’.
Dr Ahmed Al Haddad, Grand Mufti of Dubai was the guest of honor at the majlis of Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba area. His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF, Ahmed Bu Shihab, Director of AMAF’s Endowment Development Department, and several other AMAF officials also participated in the event.
In his opening speech, Dr Al Haddad highlighted the importance of endowments in Islam since the time of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and its current role in the public sphere. Furthermore, he offered an overview of the significant role played by charity and community organizations in the UAE in leveraging the endowment model to achieve community development objectives.
Attendees exchanged insights on ways to advance endowment and maximize its potential in serving various social segments. They also shared experiences and best practices in endowment work, and offered suggestions to ensure the continuity of endowment projects.
Concluding the session, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais thanked Dr Al Haddad for his valuable efforts in raising awareness about endowment.