Tue 04-11-2014 04:22 AM
ABU DHABI, 3rd. November 2014 (WAM) - A Leading Indian Islamic scholar has paid tribute to the founding father of the UAE the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, praising his initiatives to spread spread peace.
Addressing a gathering in the Indian city of Mangalore today, Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed, Chancellor of the Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya (Markaz), a prestigious charitable institution for the renaissance of Muslim community in India, said Sheikh Zayed was one of the noblest and wisest personalities of the century.
Recently, Sheikh Aboobacker launched a campaign to plant 100,000 trees in memory of Sheikh Zayed in different parts of India as part of preparations for the Sheikh Zayed International Peace Conference, to be held in New Delhi on December 10th.