The Muslim Council of Elders is set to take part at the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Book Fair from 22 until the 28 May 2023. The participation will include over 165 publications in 5 different languages which address the various important intellectual issues, in addition to a number of activities and events that discuss dialogue, tolerance, coexistence, youth, peacebuilding, humanity, and environmental protection.
As part of its extensive book collection on display, the Council’s stand at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is set to feature 'Love in the Holy Quran' by Council member His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Mohammed of Jordan along with ‘The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path’ by the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam along with ‘Fatwa and Responsibilities’ by Dr. Ahmed Mubid Abdulkareem and ‘Methodology of Thinking in Faith’ by Imad Khafaji as well as 'Islam, the West and Tolerance: Conceiving Coexistence' by Dr. Aaron Tyler, Professor of International Relations and Global Affairs at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
The Council’s stand will also feature 11 publications by the Chairman of the Council His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar which highlight Islam’s tolerant teachings as well as its role in establishing the values of coexistence, peace and human fraternity among humanity. Notable among these is the three-volume 'Al Qawl Al Tayeb' along with 'Elements of Islam,' 'In the Al-Azhar Methodology,' 'In the Terminology of Theology and Sufism,' 'Insights into the Thought of Imam Al-Ash'ari,' 'Heritage and Renewal: Discussions and Responses,' 'The People of Sunnah and Jama'ah,' 'A Discourse on Principles and Objectives,' 'Indeed, Religion is Ease,' 'Etiquettes and Values,' and 'From My Old Notebooks.'
Likewise, in continuation of its general mission, the Council is set to present several new publications by Dar Al-Hokama Publishing, among them; 'Basis of Understanding from Thought and Language' by His Eminence Dr. Mustapha Benhamza, member of the Muslim Council of Elders and President of the Ulema Council of Oujda in Morocco, 'The Sunnah and Its Role in Establishing Legal Rulings' by Mohammed Saad Jalal, 'Similarity in the Structure of Stories in the Noble Qur'an' by Abdulghani Awad Al-Rajhi, 'Modern Logic' by Ali Mohammed Jabr and 'Facilitating Logical Rules: Explanation of Al-Risala Al-Shamsiya' and 'Lectures on Monotheism, Creed, and Modern Thought' by Mohammed Shamsuddin Ibrahim.
Moreover, believing in the importance of translation as a bridge between civilizations in constructive communication, the Council continues its efforts in translating purposeful books to promote peace with books such as 'Religious Tolerance in World Religions' by Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton, and 'Countering Islamophobia in Europe' by a number of researchers from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom; Ian Law, Amina Easat-Daas, Arzu Merali and Salman Sayyid.
The Council is also set to organize a series of seminars and discussion panels at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair that will discuss issues of coexistence, citizenship, promoting social peace, the role of youth in global peacebuilding, climate change, and environmental protection. The seminars will be delivered by various thinkers, scholars, experts, and religious figures.
The participation at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023 is part of His Eminence the Grand Imam’s vision of promoting dialogue and spreading tolerance and peace globally as well as building bridges of cooperation with people of all backgrounds.
The Council's stand at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023 can be found at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Hall 10, Stand 10D17).