HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
In an address to the nation, HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani handed over the reins of power to his son and Heir Apparent, and now the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
“I have not desired power for the sake of power; nor endeavoured to rule for personal gains,” Sheikh Hamad said. “It has always been the nation’s interest; and that interest has dictated that we lead through a new chapter.”
“Thanks to all this, I recall the words of the fourth Caliph, Ali bin Abi Taleb, May Allah be pleased with him, who said: ‘Teach your children other than that what you were taught; as they are created for a time other than yours,'” he said, in his speech, the full transcript of which is available here.
The Emiri Diwan has also announced that HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, will receive Qatari citizens at the Emiri Diwan, from 9:AM till 11:30 AM and from 3:30 PM to 6 PM on Tuesday and from 8 AM to 11:30 AM on Wednesday, to swear allegiance to HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani as Emir of Qatar.
Yesterday HH Sheikh Hamad met with the ruling family to discuss the transition of power. JustHere report on line of power and rulers of GCC can be read here.