02 January, 2009

H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al-Mualla

President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan mourns the death of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al-Qaiwain, H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al-Mualla, who passed away Friday morning in London.

A week state of mourning has been declared during which flag will fly at half mast, while all ministries and other government departments and institutions will close for three days beginning from today, Friday.

May Allah the Almighty grant the soul of the deceased perfect peace and his family and the UAE people the patience to bear the great loss.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean it's another dry night?

This is turning out to be the best vacation for my guests who are visiting.....lol

Also, does the public sector get any days off work?

Veiled Muslimah said...

Innil Lilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioun.

rosh said...

May his soul rest in peace.

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Condolences to all UAE citizens, may his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand, aren't government offices closed on fridays and Saturdays anyway? So how is this giving three days off?

Anonymous said...

Is it necessary to have the entire post as a link?

hemlock said...

anon: mourning is three days from the day a person dies.

im sorry your luck sucks so much the ruler died on a weekend.

(may his soul rest in peace - amen).

BuJassem said...

inna lillah wa inna ilayhi raji3oon
(We're all from Allah and to Him we return)

Anonymous said...

Allah Yer7mah w ey'3med Roo7a el Janeh!

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

May he rest in peace.

But, Ill be the cynic again here. Why are we getting days off? Not that Im complaining, Sunday is off because of this death. But seriously, last month over 1/2 of it were days off. And now another day?

I know most people are happy about the extra day, ok, fine, but I just find taking joy out of someone's death to be... morbid. And trust me, many people today were way too happy about this man's death.

And I have shit to get done. Its another wasted day.

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

Anonymous said...
I don't understand, aren't government offices closed on fridays and Saturdays anyway? So how is this giving three days off?

Do you really NEEd more days off? Im actually pissed that I have tomorrow off. I have a shitload to get done, and Im sure that everyone else (aside from you it seems) also has a shitload to do as well.

Its not like her was the president or VP. Tomorrow shouldnt have been given off.

Anonymous said...

No, I don't need days off. I'm just wondering what kind of gesture it is that the closure of offices is declared on a day which is already a holiday. It seems a hollow gesture.

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

It seems a hollow gesture

Its the powers that be telling us he was important-ish... but not really.

Which is probably true.

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