The Muslim Council of Elders praised the 'Great Arab Minds' initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai. The initiative, which is the largest of its kind in the Arab world, celebrates the outstanding achievements of Arab minds and honors their contributions that have influenced the Arab world and beyond.
The Council emphasizes that such important and inspiring initiatives contribute to supporting Arab youth, encouraging them to invest in their intellect and capabilities whilst reviving Islamic civilization, which has inspired the world in various fields. The 'Great Arab Minds' initiative also embodies the commitment of the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates, led by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and the Ruler of Dubai. This commitment aims to encourage youth and provide all the necessary resources for them to develop their talents for the benefit of the future of humanity. It also underscores the diligent efforts made by the United Arab Emirates to support sustainable development and build a cultured and advanced generation armed with knowledge and skills.
The Muslim Council of Elders also congratulates Dr. Hani Najm from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the winner of the 'Great Arab Minds' award in Medicine. The Council praises Dr. Najm's significant contributions to pediatric and adult cardiovascular surgery and his surgical innovations in treating congenital heart diseases. Dr. Najm has performed over 10,000 cardiovascular surgeries for children and adults and has introduced innovative surgical practices in this field. The Council affirms that his achievements will inspire more Arab youth to achieve further innovations and advancements in the field of medicine.