Speeches



Speech of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah In the Occasion of the Last Ten Days of Ramadan 1435 A.H.,
Sunday 20 July 2014

 

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful.

 

"O mankind, there has come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for
what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers."

God has revealed the truth.

 

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the universes, and God of the first and the last, and peace be upon the Imam of prophets and messengers, Prophet Mohamed and his family and companions.

My dear brothers and children,

Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all,,

It is a pleasure to meet with you again in this Holy Month, within the frame of love and communication that gathers us, as we used to annually meet, to renew to you all my congratulations on the Holy Month of Ramadan, and the last ten days thereof, praying to Allah Almighty to bless us with many happy returns, our dear country and people with honor and prosperity, and the Arab and Islamic nations with glory, greatness, peace and stability.

My brothers and children,

Allah Almighty has blessed us with great rites, and honored us with the repetition of good seasons, to purify us, and fill our souls with good and blessings. This includes singling out the Holy Month of Ramadan with many rewards, and making it an arena for competition toward his satisfaction, by performing rites, reciting, understanding and applying the conventions of his Holy book, making Ramadan the month of forgiving, mercy, and emancipation from hell.

This Holy month is also an amble opportunity to recall the blessings Allah bestowed upon our country. Allah has blessed us with the grace of Islam and faith, and granted us several visible and invisible graces of prosperity, security, stability, and spread of love, coherence and mutual affection among us all.

Ramadan is an opportunity for reconsideration of what each one of us has given back to his country, which gave a lot, and what he should give toward his country bride and advancement, in practice of his rights and liabilities far beyond personal benefits.

My brothers and children,

Our country is a trust to us all, which we should keep and maintain, clinging to our democratic prospectus we agreed upon, and to our constitution which we are proud of. Our country faces critical challenges for the advancement of our present and building our future. There is no way to achieve this but through unifying all efforts and national capacities, and our total cooperation in a sincere and serious work toward advancing the march of joint national action, pushing forward the course of development and construction, and overcome all obstacles to meet the aspirations and ambitions of all citizens.

My brothers and children,

We reaffirm our absolute belief in our just jurisdiction, known of its honesty, impartiality and integrity, and our belief in the jurisdiction authorities, and that all issues raised are under the umbrella of the law, and the procession of jurisdiction for revealing facts, and issuing fair sentences.

My brothers and children,

I have stressed in several occasions that the real wealth of our country lies in its youth; its builders and billers. I believe they have the vision of future Kuwait, and that they are the formers of tomorrow, and the billers of future prosperity.

Last year, the First Conference for Youth was held under the theme of "Kuwait Hears". I have directed the government to thoroughly study the important recommendations of this conference, promptly put them into application, and to take necessary actions for empowering our youth to develop their potentials and capabilities, to address their issues and to remove obstacles in their way, assuring them that we shall never cease any possible assistance of effort or money.

We have already seen a number of these recommendations embodied on reality, most important of which was the establishment of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, and the establishment of a fund for the development of small enterprises with a capital of two billion Kuwaiti dinars, in addition to a range of actions, decisions and laws that relate to the affairs of the youth. The coming days will witness many decisions and initiatives that put our youth on the road to achievement, and enable them to contribute to take responsibility of participating toward the development and construction of our dear country.

Our young people have to be more aware and mature in the composition of their convictions, and devote their time, utilize their energies to seek knowledge and to acquire modern sciences, and perform of their work and responsibilities with all devotion and sincerity, and not to pay attention to calls and slogans promoted and employed to keep them from achieving their goals and objectives of building their future and the future of their prosperous country.

My brothers and children,

We all follow the continued brutal Israeli aggression against Gaza Strip, and the bombardment of residential areas and civilian facilities, resulting in the fall of victims and wounded Palestinians without any humane scruples or deterrent, in light of the failure of the Security Council to stop this aggression, which puts the entire international community to its responsibility to stop this brutal Israeli aggression, and to lift the suffering experienced by the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and to provide support and aid and humanitarian assistance to our people in distress Gaza Strip.

My brothers and children,

We are witnessing these blessed nights and days of the last ten days of Ramadan, which Allah Almighty honored with the "Night of Decree" wherein the Holy Quran was descended, and wherein Allah generously rewards those who take this opportunity of good-doing. May Allah Almighty include us among those whose sins were forgiven, and who win his blessings and paradise. We pray to Allah to preserve our country from the evils of enemies, and the dangers of misleaders, and to perpetuate the grace of safety, security and prosperity, and guide us to the straight path for its service and decency.

In these blessed times, we recall with loyalty and gratitude our Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and our Father Emir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, may Allah bless their soles, rest them in peace, and reward them with his paradise for their great achievements for our dear country. May Allah mercy our honorable martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for defending our dear country, accept them as martyrs, and have mercy upon all our late ones, rest them in peace, and unify all the Muslims on the right word, save their bloods, combine them, and bless our Arab and Islamic countries with security, stability and prosperity.


"Our Lord, upon You we have relied, and to You we have returned,
and to You is the destination"


Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all,,

 

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