The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has met with His Eminence Shaykh Dr. Nuriddin Kholiknazarov, the Mufti of Uzbekistan, and the Chairman of the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan. The meeting discussed ways to enhance mutual cooperation in religious and cultural domains, emphasizing the vital role that religious discourse can play in shaping a proper understanding of Islam.
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders commended the efforts of Uzbek imams and scholars who have made significant contributions to Islamic history through their dedication and boundless contributions to the fields of religion and science. He also affirmed that Uzbekistan, the birthplace of many prominent scholars and imams, who have left a distinctive legacy that includes scholarly contributions that have enriched human knowledge and contributed to spreading a proper understanding of Islam around the world.
For his part, His Eminence Shaykh Dr. Nuriddin Kholiknazarov, the Mufti of Uzbekistan and the Chairman of the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, praised the efforts of the Muslim Council of Elders under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar. He acknowledged the inspiring initiatives undertaken by the council which have contributed to the dissemination and promotion of the values of dialogue, tolerance, and coexistence. He also noted that Uzbekistan boasts over 2,200 mosques, reflecting a rich Islamic history within the country, which in itself is an integral part of the religious and cultural heritage of Transoxiana. He further noted that there are numerous educational institutions affiliated with the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, including schools and educational institutes that aim to provide a proper understanding of religion and noble Islamic values which in turn contribute to the development of an educated, balanced, and tolerant generation. He further expressed his nation's eagerness to strengthen cooperation with the Muslim Council of Elders in promoting and enhancing the values of dialogue, tolerance, and coexistence.