ISLAM NEWSROOM - EXTRA:
United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has diedat age 73 - Emirati State News Agency reports.
“The Ministry of Presidential Affairs offering condolences to the people of UAE, and Muslims worldwide, on the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, today (Friday 13, May) Official News Agency says.
“There is to be 40 days of official mourning, with flags at half mast”. Also, “Three days of ministries and official entities at federal and local loves and the private sector closure.” — According to Ministry of Presidential Affairs.
“UAE has lost a righteous son and leader”, said Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and he mentioned the Emierits has “lost the leader of the 'stage of empowerment' and the trustee of its blessed journey”.
The Crown Prince continued, "His stances, achievements, wisdom, generosity and initiatives are in every corner of the nation... Khalifa bin Zayed, my brother... may God have mercy on you and grant you access to paradise.”
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, succeed after his father as UAE's 2nd president in November of 2004, after his father, as the 16th ruler of Abu Dhabi.
The ministry announced 40 days of mourning with flags at half-mast from Friday, with work suspended in the public and private sector for the first three days.
"Condolences to all family and friends from the world of believers."