Muslim Council of Elders to participate in the International Publishing and Book Fair in Rabat

The Muslim Council of Elders is participating at the 29th International Publishing and Book Fair in the Moroccan capital Rabat which kicks off today and continues until May 19th. The Council continues its distinguished participations in international book fairs, with the aim of promoting and enhancing the values of dialogue, tolerance, and coexistence.

The Council's participation in this year's International Publishing and Book Fair in Rabat includes over 220 publications, including a collection of works in 5 languages. Among the notable publications are over 30 authored by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders which highlight the tolerance and richness of Islamic heritage, including titles such as; "Al Qawl Al Tayeb," "From My Old Notebooks," "Ahl Al-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah," "Insights into Imam Al-Ash'ari's Thought," "A Discussion on Ailments and Objectives," "Return to Faith," "A Word to the Youth," among others. It also includes the book "Basis of Understanding from Thought and Language” by His Eminence Dr. Mustapha Benhamza, member of the Higher Scientific Council of Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders and President of the Ulema Council of Oujda as well as "The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path" by Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, and the book "Muslims at a Crossroads" by Dr. Mahmoud Hamdi Zakzouk.

Furthermore, the pavilion features a number of new releases by Al Hokama Publishing for the year 2024, including the book "The West and Rediscovery of Islam: Approaches to Islam in Contemporary Western Thought" by Professor Tijani Boulaouali, "Identarian Peace Management in the Muslim World: Concepts, Underpinnings, and Mechanisms" by a group of researchers, and "Conceptualizing Peace During the European Renaissance," by Dr. Bennacer El Bouazzati.

As part of its efforts to address and tackle the most important intellectual, cultural, and Islamic issues, the Council's pavilion will also host a number of seminars, dialogues, and discussions, with the participation of a select group of scholars, thinkers, writers, intellectuals, academics, and university professors. These sessions will address various topics including the service of the oral heritage in the modern age through the efforts of scientific institutions, identity peace in the Muslim world, exchanges between the East and the West, the concept of peace at the dawn of the European Renaissance, and issues of peace and how to understand them comprehensively. Additionally, there will be a discussion on the future of publishing and translation in the field of humanitarian issues.

The Muslim Council of Elders had recently concluded its participation in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024, which took place from April 20 to May 5. The Council's pavilion witnessed significant interest from exhibition visitors and received great interaction with its seminars as well as hosting a select group of intellectuals, thinkers, journalists, academics, religious leaders, and figures, along with participants from the Emerging Peacemakers Forum. 

The participation of the Muslim Council of Elders in the International Publishing and Book Fair in Rabat which hosts 743 publishers representing 48 countries with over 100,000 titles, covering various fields. This comes in line with the Council's vision and mission aimed at promoting peace, establishing the values of tolerance, and building bridges of communication and cooperation among people of different races and beliefs. The Council's pavilion is located at booth number C18 at the OLM Souissi site in Rabat.



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