• The speech of His Highness The Amir sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the Occasion of the last Ten Days of the Holy Month of Ramadan 1429 A.H., 2008
The speech of His Highness The Amir sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
on the Occasion of the last Ten Days of the
Holy Month of Ramadan 1429 A.H.

In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate,

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universes, and peace and glory be to the master of messengers, our prophet Mohammad, and to his companions.

My family and sons of my country,
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you,

The holy month of fasting ; Ramadan, in which the Quran was descended, is about to leave us. We thank Allah the Almighty, for guiding us to fast and perform Al-Qeyam prayer in this holy month, in submission to his words:

"O ye who believe ! fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may ( learn ) self – restraint"

We pray to Allah the Almighty, to make this month a month of good, safety and peace for our Islamic nation from east to west.

Dear brothers,
Let me start my word by thanking Allah for extending our life till we reach this holy month, and blessed us with its fasting in obedience and submission to him.

Brothers and Sons,
Following the good habit of our late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may his soul rest in peace, I speak to you in the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan, taking the opportunity of these blessed days to reveal my feelings, which I always like to share with you, through a heartedly talk of lover to his family and brothers, as our ambitions and concerns are the same.

Brothers and Sons,
The blessings of Allah bestowed on us are numerous and uncountable; most important of which is the blessings of love, cordiality and solidarity among the people of Kuwait. We have to always feel such blessings and to boost their meanings in our sons and grand sons.

Our unity is that glorious moral thread connecting our hearts, and is the shield with which Allah protected our beloved country in the past, and will protect it in the future, and enable it to overcome any risks it might confront, may Allah forbid.

Brothers and Sons,
We always keep in mind that fulfilling responsibilities, in all times, forms and situations is what the prophet meant in his words:

"each one of you is a custodian, and each one of you is responsible for those under his custodianship"

This feeling of responsibility in each person before his God, his society and his family, is the basic pillar and the main source of love and equality between the people of our society in different locations. It implants into each individual the principle of tolerance and acceptance of the other, and makes the society able to abandon differences, and avoid disputes and hostility.

Brothers and Sons,
I call upon you all to be good sons of Kuwait, and to assimilate the morals of our tolerant religion, and the profoundness of the traditions of our ancestors, and to preserve the ship of Kuwait … as we all see winds blowing around, and nothing will protect it, after Allah, but loyalty, sincerity, devotedness in serving our country and the sense of liability by each one of us.

It is a good occasion to call upon my brothers in both the executive and legislative authorities to collaborate, cooperate and unify their attitudes toward the achievement of the anticipated comprehensive development that fulfill the ambitions of our country and its people, and to be keen not to affect the good relations of Kuwait with brotherly and friendly countries.

I reiterate my trust in Kuwaiti media, particularly our local newspapers, and call upon them to preserve unity, enhance citizenship, spreading love and cordiality, discarding separation and disputes between the sons of our nation, introducing issues that concern the country and its citizens in a responsible manner, highlight the ambitions of the society without exaggeration or agitation, and to put Kuwait’s higher interest above all priorities in handling regional and international issues.

Brothers and Sons,
I pray to Allah in these last ten days of Ramadan, to unify our hearts, goals and objectives, to purify our souls, and to keep us away from envy and hatred, to live in this good country as loving brothers, working for its benefit, defending it with our souls, and preserving it for our sons and grand sons to be proud of it, as it was passed to us by our fathers and grand fathers to be our pride.

We also raise our hands, praying to Allah the almighty to bless the soul of our late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and our father Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, bestow his forgiveness on them and host them in his heavens, and to grant our brother Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, head of the national guard, recovery and good health, to safely return home to continue his devoted performance for serving our beloved country, to mercy our martyrs, place them in the martyrs’ degrees, and upgrade their ranks in the heavens, and to guide our steps all to do what he likes and what he is content with.

Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you all.




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