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Posted On: 29 September 2020 06:03 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:22 pm

H.H. the Amir declares three days of mourning in Qatar for Kuwait Emir

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H.H. the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani mourned with great sadness and sorrow H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, who has passed on to the mercy of God Almighty.

The Kuwaiti Amiri Diwan announced today the passing of the Emir of the State of Kuwait H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

H.H. the Amir also declared mourning in the country for a period of three days and flags at half-mast.

H.H. the Amir stressed, in a statement by the Amiri Diwan, that Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was a great leader characterized by wisdom, moderation, and long-term vision. His Highness added that the late Amir dedicated his life to serve his country and his ummah, called for dialogue, solidarity and unity among Arab countries to defend their just causes. HH the Amir prayed to the Almighty Allah to recompense the deceased fully for his good deeds, to have mercy on his soul and to rest it in peace in paradise along with martyrs and the faithful, and prayed that Allah helps the royal family, the Kuwaiti people, the Arab, and Islamic nations with patience and solace on His Highness' loss.

The statement said that the news of H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's passing was received with hearts filled with faith in Allah and his Providence, and with great sorrow and deep sadness. The statement added that the loss was of a great leader who was wise, moderate, and long-term oriented, and dedicated his life to serve his country and his ummah, called for dialogue and unity among Arab countries to defend their just causes, and for rejecting violence and extremism. The statement also said that Kuwait saw a comprehensive renaissance in all fields during the Amir's rule.

H.H. the Amir prayed to the Almighty Allah to recompense His Highness Sheikh Sabah fully for his good deeds, to have mercy on his soul and to rest it in peace in paradise along with martyrs and the faithful, and prayed that Allah helps the royal family, the Kuwaiti people, and the Arab and Islamic nations with patience and solace on His Highness' loss.

"Indeed, to God we belong and to God we shall return," the statement said.

Source: Qatar News Agency