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Old 12-01-2004, 05:31 PM
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Thousands of people to form human heart in Abu Dhabi

Thousands of people to form human heart in Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI, 28
Oct. 04 (WAM) –Thousands of UAE citizens and expatriates will join
hands on 10 December in front of Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi to form
the largest human heart under the theme +World is in Zayed's heart+.

The gesture comes within the country's celebrations to mark the
national day and in recognition of Sheikh Zayed's noble initiatives
in offering support to the needy inside the country and abroad.

The event to be held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed
Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Foreign
Affairs and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, would be
brought about by the Higher colleges of Technology, HCT, in
collaboration with the UAE RCS and the Emirates World Heart Group,
EWHG.



This announcement was made before his passing away. But will this event take place as scheduled or have they postponed it? Will both men and women be joining this event?
I read in a magazine that they had a meeting about it and it will still be done.I think it will take place on the 10/12.Yes it would allow men and women from any age to participate in it.
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Does anyone know the names of the late Sheikh Zayed's daughters?
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:37 AM
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Does anyone know the names of the late Sheikh Zayed's daughters?
Just know that he had about 25 daughters.
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La La, the pictures are so beautiful! :) Want to add one of my favourite pictures.
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Just know that he had about 25 daughters.
What do u mean by 25 daughters.He has a total of 31 or 33 children and most are boys.I think he has a bout 10 or 11 daughters(for sure not more) and 19 or 20 sons.
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What do u mean by 25 daughters.He has a total of 31 or 33 children and most are boys.I think he has a bout 10 or 11 daughters(for sure not more) and 19 or 20 sons.
I read he had 45 children.Minus 19-20 sons.
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New York Times published a lengthy obituary which mentioned he has/had 21 daughters and 19 sons.
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La La, the pictures are so beautiful! :) Want to add one of my favourite pictures.
That boy is GORGEOUS! It's one of my favorite pictures too. But every time I try to upload it I fail because the file is too large.
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:36 PM
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Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan


Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the Ruler of Abu Dhabi who died on Tuesday aged 86, was President of the United Arab Emirates and a moderate but visionary leader of his desert people.

The sheikh was the principal architect of the UAE, the federation of seven emirates formed when the British withdrew from the Gulf in 1971. It became the longest and most successful example of regional integration in modern Arab history.

Sheikh Zayed's foresight ensured that the UAE's citizens pursued the road from poverty to riches in less than a generation, moving within years of his accession into urban settlements built by oil wealth, but without losing too much of their cultural or religious heritage. The freedom of worship offered to Christians, and allowances made for expatriates to follow Western ways, helped fuel development but sometimes sat uncomfortably with his credentials as a Muslim head of state.

Pious and disciplinarian, Sheikh Zayed's secret was that he never forgot his desert origins, his Islamic faith or his youthful passion for traditional sports and conservation.

The late Sir Wilfred Thesiger recalled his first meeting with Sheikh Zayed in 1948 in a famous passage from his masterpiece Arabian Sands: "He was a powerfully built man of about 30 with a brown beard. He had a strong intelligent face, with steady observant eyes, and his manner was quiet and masterful."

Although Zayed amassed an estimated $20 billion, he always lived modestly. He enjoyed hunting parties with falcons and desert journeys to visit his kinsmen. A keen shot, he gave up hunting with rifles at the age of 25, as a contribution to conserving wildlife.

In a politically turbulent region, the UAE under Sheikh Zayed was a model of stability and progress, with women enjoying freedoms not permitted in more austere Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran. His foreign policy paid attention to the plight of the Palestinians and also supported developing nations - especially Pakistan, where Sheikh Zayed often felt at home, enjoying falconry parties in the mountains.

A noted philanthropist, he believed oil wealth was a gift from God that should be shared with countries and people in need. Abu Dhabi sits astride a tenth of the world's known oil reserves and a major proportion of its natural gas. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Arab Economic Development was set up a few months before independence from Britain to handle aid flows, and Sheikh Zayed subsequently channelled economic assistance to at least 40 countries on three continents. He also endowed many charitable appeals.

His skills as a mediator were celebrated throughout the region. They had been honed during a long apprenticeship as Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, lasting from 1946 until he took over as Ruler in a bloodless coup 20 years later. His sense of honour became a trademark. He never betrayed the solemn fraternal oath he and his brothers swore before their mother Sheikha Salaama not to murder each other.

Sheikh Zayed's statesmanship was tested by the tortuous and quarrelsome negotiations leading to the creation of the UAE. It was remarkable, given the history of enmity between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, that the federation survived with few stresses and strains after 1972, when Ras al Khaimah joined. In 1981 Sheikh Zayed persuaded the five other sovereign Arab Gulf kingdoms - Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait - to unite in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), an economic community with ambitions to move towards a federated structure. The inaugural meeting took place in Abu Dhabi and marked the apogee of his regional influence.

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Guess Who, I've seen the names Wadeemah and Moza mentioned as daughters of Shk Zayed do you know if this is right.



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What do u mean by 25 daughters.He has a total of 31 or 33 children and most are boys.I think he has a bout 10 or 11 daughters(for sure not more) and 19 or 20 sons.
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Guess Who, I've seen the names Wadeemah and Moza mentioned as daughters of Shk Zayed do you know if this is right.
Yes thats right, they are the sisters of Sheikh Falah.
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New York Times published a lengthy obituary which mentioned he has/had 21 daughters and 19 sons.
I just checked he had 11 daughters and 19 sons.
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:13 AM
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FATHER OF THE NATION

A beloved father of the nation
A great ruler of compassion
A loyal protector of Arab traditions
Development — a lifelong passion
A revered leader with a vision
Sharing, caring and giving — a mission
For citizens and foreigners, both big and small
Created a promised land to be enjoyed by all
A tireless advocate of human rights
A voice to end international fights
An ambassador of humanity
A pioneer of national unity
Supreme Commander of the nation’s guards
A President of the people’s hearts
A leader patriotic and wise
A world grieved by his demise.

Salman Mehdi Amin, Dubai


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Old 12-13-2004, 10:24 AM
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WITH A LARGE HEART

You deserve all the cheers
For you have no peers
You united us all
Fearing we may fail
You deserve all the laurels
For that we have no quarrel.
You have no equal in history
Let this remain a mystery.
Your hands were always open
To cuddle those orphaned

Your heart was large enough
To reach where money can’t
When you began ruling
Everything started blooming
Spreading its fragrance all around

To us, black, white and brown
It is you who taught unity
The simplest way to fraternity.
We know not father, how to thank you.
You aimed at things so high
And were able to achieve all.

Long live your name
Long live your fame
To those from abroad
You gave many a bread
And brought back smiles
In kids who walk for miles
Bearing heat and dust

Even plants may hail your name
For you gave them a rare life.
When you smiled and touched
They bloomed and thanked.
But we can only heed your words
Follow your path
And pray to God to bless thee
And all who shower their love

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History of Zayed on a postcard!
By Anjana Sankar

6 December 2004


ABU DHABI — Amar Thokale, an Indian expatriate from Mumbai, wants to gift a postcard to the new President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Thokale's postcard contains the history of the late president, Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in perhaps one of the most compact forms, squeezing in over 11,700 characters into a 8.7cm by 8.7cm area.

"This is how I wanted to show my dedication and gratitude to the great leader who has transformed a desert into an oasis of progress," said Thokale an aeronautical engineer by profession whose name figures in the Limca Book of World of Records for micro writing the history of Chathrapathi Shivaji, the Maratha King in a postcard way back in 1996.

And his latest magnum opus on Shaikh Zayed is not a mere jumble of closely packed letters but an orderly succession of meticulously written text when brought under a magnifying glass. The text is taken from the book The Leader and The March written by Hamdi Tamam and interlaced by Thokale's own poetry.

The Herculean task, Thokale achieves by huddling himself under a lambent table lamp and bringing his eyes at not less than three centimetres away from the postcard to push his 0.5 Rotoring Tikky pencil on the surface.

He has also written the words 'The President His Highness Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan' 124 times, which comes to 7,000 characters, behind a 250 fils stamp with Shaikh Zayed's picture on it. According to him, he took two days to complete the task.

Thokale's interest in micro writing was first triggered by a newspaper report on one Anna Dev Varma who wrote a record 8,242 characters on a postcard. He successfully challenged the record by accommodating 8,964 characters on the same area.

Later after a 16 days continuous effort, he found his place in the Limca Book of World of Records for copying the history of Shivaji in 20,2741 characters on one side of a postcard.

While admitting that the task is very strenuous on his eyes, Thokale says that he takes a break every 10 minutes and washes his eyes with cold water while sitting on his hobby, for which he finds time on his off days or after office hours.

But he makes it clear that he has no intention of commercialising his talent and make money out of it.

"I want to do something that will be of interest and be kept for posterity, a work that will looked upon with respect and recognition," says the 30-year-old aeronautical engineer.

About his next project, Thokale says he has no clue. "I don't know when will I next get inspired by some great personalities like Shaikh Zayed or Maharaja Shivaji. I will wait until I come across something as inspiring and worth-spending my time and energy on," he quips.

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Shahlah remembers Zayed’s help as she finds new home
By Lana Mahdi

19 December 2004

AL AIN — Shahlah, a 14-year-old girl whose trauma following the divorce of her parents had moved Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to issue special directives for her welfare, has finally found an appropriate rehabilitation home with a welfare organisation.

On the directives of Minister of State Affairs Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shaikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who heads the Dar Zayed for Comprehensive Welfare, Ali Salem Al Amery, its director, received Shahlah Mohammed Abdurrahman, who had run away from her home three years ago.

“We prepared a complete report of Shahlah and all information related to her. Dar Zayed is ready to accept Shahlah and we will do our best to offer a very good standard of living to her,” Al Amery said.

Al Amery said Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan had read of the girl in the newspapers during his recovery period in Switzerland, and had given directives to help the poor child offering her all medical, financial and educational facilities.

Shahlah was born in Iran after her mother left the UAE following her divorce. Her mother had informed her former husband of the baby and returned her to him after four years of separation. However, Shahlah left her home because of bad treatment. The Ajman Police, who found her, could not trace her home even after trying for 45 days as she had given them misleading information, fearing that she would be sent back home where her father lived with her step mother. The girl’s plight came to light after a lady, who saw her picture in a newspaper, told the police about the family, which she knew well.

Shahlah spent the last three years under the protection of a philanthropist, who gave her a suitable residence and a good standard of living like one of his children. He had also helped Shahlah to be in contact with her mother, including making available to her mother a visit visa to come to the UAE to see her daughter. Shahlah and her mother thanked Shaikh Zayed for the favours and Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Shaikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan for their kindness in helping her.
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