The Amiri Diwan, the royal court of Kuwait, is filled with grief as we mourn the passing of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. This news is met with great sadness and sorrow not only by the Kuwaiti people but also by the Arab and Islamic nations, as well as the friendly peoples of the world.
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a revered leader, has departed from this world on Saturday, the sixteenth of December 2023, according to the Islamic calendar (third of Jumada al-Akhir 1445 Hijri). We pray to God Almighty to envelop him in His vast mercy and grant him a place in His spacious gardens. In this time of mourning, we find solace in the belief that there is no power or strength except with God Almighty, and we recognize that we all belong to God and to Him we shall return.
As a mark of respect and to honor the memory of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait TV has suspended its regular programming on all channels. Instead, verses from the Holy Quran are being broadcasted, providing a moment of reflection and remembrance for the nation.
The loss of a beloved leader is a deeply emotional experience for any nation, and Kuwait is no exception. His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of the Kuwaiti people, who have been guided by his wise leadership and benevolent rule.
Throughout his reign, His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has been a symbol of unity and strength for Kuwait. He dedicated his life to the betterment of his country and the welfare of his people. His leadership has been instrumental in maintaining stability and prosperity in Kuwait, even during challenging times.
Under his guidance, Kuwait has continued to make significant progress in various sectors, including education, healthcare, and infrastructure development. His commitment to the well-being of the Kuwaiti people has been evident in the numerous initiatives and reforms implemented during his reign.
Internationally, His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was highly respected for his diplomatic skills and commitment to regional peace and stability. He played a crucial role in promoting dialogue and cooperation among nations, fostering strong relationships with neighboring countries and the international community.
As we mourn the loss of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, we also reflect on his legacy. His dedication to public service, his unwavering commitment to the well-being of his people, and his pursuit of peace and prosperity will be remembered for generations to come.
During this period of mourning, the people of Kuwait and the international community stand in solidarity with the Kuwaiti royal family. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers, seeking comfort and strength for the family and the nation as they navigate through this difficult time.
While we mourn the loss of a great leader, we also recognize that Kuwait will continue to move forward, guided by the principles and values instilled by His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. His legacy will serve as a beacon of inspiration, reminding us of the importance of unity, compassion, and progress.
May His Highness the Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah rest in eternal peace, and may his memory continue to inspire and guide us all.