Hawaa Committee celebrates Haq-Al-Lailah with charitable event to raise funds for Department of Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities

Celebration reflects Supreme Legislation Committee’s commitment to instil national spirit & culture of volunteerism


Celebrating the night of mid-Sha’ban, few days before the holy month of Ramadan, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee (SLC), represented by the Hawaa Committee, organised a charitable fundraising event to support the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities’ projects. Inspired by the noble values of the holy month of Ramadan which encourages piety, mercy and giving, the event garnered an overwhelming response from female employees who reaffirmed the importance of social responsibility through philanthropic activities. They expressed their delight in participating in the event which reflects the General Secretariat’s efforts to create a positive impact on the local community and support Dubai’s sustainable development plans.

Within the framework of the creative and motivational initiatives under the umbrella of the Hawaa Committee, the charitable event aims to instil national spirit among women employees by encouraging social responsibility through charitable and voluntary activities to promote their contribution in line with Dubai Plan 2021 to build a society based on solidarity and cooperation where common humanitarian values are paramount. The committee has organised a series of events under the supervision of Maryam Omar Al Huraiz, Head of Financial and Administrative Affairs Section, and Head of Hawaa Committee, at the SLC General Secretariat, to empower Emirati women. Al Huraiz explained that Hawaa Committee has taken the responsibility of creating an interactive, positive and productive work environment with the unlimited and continuous support of H.E. Ahmad bin Meshar Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the SLC. “We believe in the importance of providing the appropriate tools and channels to engage women in promoting the legal and legislative system within the framework of Dubai’s comprehensive development plan,” she stated.

Al Huraiz added: “The recent charitable event in celebration of ‘Haq-Al-Lailah’ received tremendous attention from employees, as it represents a popular and highly-valued tradition handed down by parents and grandparents. This event is important to us because of its role in collecting cash donations to support the charitable projects of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities, as well as encouraging the employees in the General Secretariat to preserve the UAE’s cultural heritage and civilisation.”

“During these blessed days, we are preparing to welcome the month of Ramadan, so we are taking the responsibility to launch charitable, social and humanitarian initiatives inspired by our Islamic religious values to spread forgiveness, mercy and good deeds as means to get closer to Allah. Inspired by the wise leadership and vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, we remain committed to nurture the values of giving through various charitable and humanitarian initiatives that serve the strategic goals of establishing a unified society and a model for collaboration and harmonious living based on forgiveness, respect and communication,” concluded Al Huraiz.

Hawaa Committee is a qualitative initiative launched by the General Secretariat of the SLC reflecting a vision that aims to promote the role of women employees and support their professional excellence by creating a productive work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to ensure high levels of job satisfaction among these employees. The committee serves as a forum for women employees where they can strengthen their communication channels and positive interaction. The committee also launches creative and inspiring initiatives to develop human resources and pave the way for more achievements of the SLC as an effective partner in sustainable and comprehensive development.