Who Is Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammad Al Nahyan?

Her Highness Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammad Al Nahyan, the first wife of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the United Arab Emirates. She is the mother of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, current President of the United Arab Emirates, and the father of Sheikha Hessa is Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. One of the most important sheikhs of the Al Nahyan family died in 1979. Her mother Sheikha Hessa bint Saqr bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Her grandfather from the mother is Sheikh Saqr bin Zayed Al Nahyan who is the tenth ruler of the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi during the period from 1927 to 1928.

Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammad Al Nahyan

Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Zayed (first) Al Nahyan was born in 1929 in Abu Dhabi. She named after her mother, Sheikha Hessa bint Saqr bin Zayed (first) Al Nahyan. Who passed away during her birth, and Sheikha Hessa bint Saqr, granddaughter of Sheikha Hessa bint Maktoum Al Maktoum, daughter of the ruler of Dubai in the period (1833-1852).

Sheikha Hessa family and royal life

The late Sheikha Hessa bint Muhammad, from the brothers Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mubarak bin Muhammad Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on them. His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Muhammad Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler in the Al Ain region, His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Muhammad Al Nahyan. His Highness Sheikh Surour bin Muhammad Al Nahyan And Sheikh Khalifa bin Muhammad Al Nahyan, Sheikh Dr. Saeed bin Muhammad Al Nahyan. She has two sisters, Sheikha Maitha bint Muhammad Al Nahyan, may God have mercy on her. Sheikha Hamda bint Muhammad Al Nahyan, Sheikha Afra bint Muhammad Al Nahyan, Sheikha Fatima bint Muhammad Al Nahyan, and Sheikha Al-Yazia bint Muhammad Al Nahyan, Sheikha Mozah bint Muhammad Al Nahyan and Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan.

The qualities that characterize the Sheikha Hessa

Sheikha Hessa bint Muhammad married, may God have mercy on her boyhood, with the founding leader. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, and bless him with her only son. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him. Only known from her kindness and generosity The transcendence of morals and humility, and the splendour of the face and the grace of the soul, as God has mercy on her, known for her love for charitable work everywhere. She keen to build several mosques in various parts of the earth.

She established
  • An integrated Islamic centre in the Tanzanian capital
  • Dar es Salaam

Which includes a mosque that accommodates 12 thousand worshipers. The centre also includes a school, health clinics, shops, and a centre Hafeez Koran. In addition to its commitment to provide full financial support to the Quranic centres in the country and abroad.

Charitable works of Sheikha Hessa

May God have mercy on her, she was setting up breakfast projects for the fasting person in India, Africa, the Sultanate of Oman and other countries. In addition to inside the state, and she allocated a number of her properties that would go for charitable works. She paid the expenses of renewing the Al-Foua cemetery in Al-Ain and building the mosque in it. In addition to the services of washing the dead and perfuming them at her own expense.

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