Scholars participating in Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies Forum visit Louvre Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 15th December, 2017 (WAM) — A high-level delegation of dignitaries, scholars and intellectuals participating in the 4th annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, has visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum.

The delegation was headed by Mustafa Ceric, former Grand Mufti of Bosnia; alongside Sheikh Mohammad Mukhtar Ould Imbala, Head of Mauritania’s Fatwa & Grievances Supreme Council; Amar Mirghani Hussein, Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Endowments; and Salho Jay, Imam of the Juma Masjid in South Africa.

The delegation toured the museum’s various sections, especially the Gallery of Universal Religions, which displays works that reflect the communication, cooperation, solidarity and harmony between the different religions.


The Head of Mauritania’s Fatwa & Grievances Supreme Council cited Surat Ar-Rum, “Travel through the land and observe how was the end of those before;” and emphasised that the masterpieces are remnants of peoples and nations, and should be a lesson to remind us that we need to endeavor to be remembered for acts of goodness, love, peace and coexistence.

The former Grand Mufti of Bosnia, said that these masterpieces embody progress achieved throughout different historical periods and reflect coexistence and harmony between the various races and civilisations. “The museum is a miniature version of the universe’s glorious history,” he said.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum symbolises the epitome of human connection and unity, as its artworks will span the entirety of human existence. It also reflects the values of coexistence and tolerance shared by nations throughout the ages, which are key pillars to the progress and prosperity of nations.

Values that were established by His Highness late Sheikh Zayed bin Nahyan, and pursued by the country’s leadership, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and the Rulers of the Emirates.

Towards the end of the visit, the delegation thanked the UAE, which has established itself as a model of peace, coexistence, and harmony, and endeavors to promote world peace.

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