The Muslim Council of Elders is an independent international organization that was established in Ramadan 21, 1435 Hijri (July 18, 2014) to promote peace In the Muslim communities. The Council unites Muslim scholars, experts and dignitaries who are known for their wisdom, sense of justice, independence and moderateness. They will work together to promote peace, to discourage infighting and to address the sources of conflict, divisiveness and fragmentation in Muslim communities.
Based in the United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, the Council is the first institutional body that aims to bring the Islamic nation together by extinguishing the fire that threatens Islam’s humanitarian values and principles of tolerance, and putting an end to the sectarianism and violence that have plagued the Muslim world for decades.
Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyib was born in al-Qurna village, Luxor in 06 January 1946. He was raised in his village and educated in al-Azhar. He memorized the Holy Quran and read the scientific texts following al-Azhar true method. Then, he joined the college of theology in Cairo where he studied doctrine and philosophy and graduated with distinction in 1969.
Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyib worked in many universities in the Islamic world, and participated in many conferences and international events. He was also honored with many medals for his valuable scholarly status in the Arab and Islamic world.
Dr Sultan Faisal Al Remeithi, the new Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders boasts a glittering background as a university professor, novelist, and academic interpreter who has held various managerial positions during his nearly 20 year career.
He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the United Arab Emirates University with his research titled ‘Governmental Marketing of Zakah using Social Media Platforms’. He currently holds the position of General Manager of the Publishing Department at Abu Dhabi Media.
He previously worked as an Executive Director at the Executive Council in the Government of Ajman for a period of ten years. During that period, he helped formulate and implement various administrative policies aimed at upgrading business performance and improving the efficiency and quality of government work.