DUBAI, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today received at Zabeel Palace a number of religious scholars, preachers and imams invited to the UAE by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as guests and members of the judging panel of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, who came to extend greetings on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai attended the reception, during which H.H. Sheikh Mohammed wished the guests success in conveying the true message of Islam and projecting the values of tolerance and dialogue away from the fanatic dogmas propagated by those donning the cloak of Islam and spreading false information about our moderate heavenly religion.

"The UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is pursuing a path of moderation, tolerance and peaceful co-existence enjoined by Islam and the teachings and life of Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him," said Sheikh Mohammed, during the reception. The conveners prayed to Allah Almighty to bless the leaders of the UAE with continued good health and spare the UAE from misfortunes.

Source: Emirates News Agency