The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has met with Dr. Shoazim Minovarov, the Director of the Center of Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan. The meeting discussed ways to enhance collaboration in promoting Islamic values and introducing Islamic civilization, of which Uzbekistan is a significant contributor.
During the meeting, the Secretary-General praised the efforts of the Center of Islamic Civilization in disseminating Islamic culture and knowledge, building bridges of understanding between different cultures and civilizations. He also highlighted the Council's keen interest, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in acknowledging Uzbekistan's distinguished position in Islamic history and its hosting of numerous historical and cultural Islamic scientific centers. He further emphasized the Council's eagerness to cooperate with the Center of Islamic Civilization, signing a memorandum of understanding to launch initiatives contributing to the revival of Islamic heritage and introducing it to the rest of the world.
For his part, the Director of the Center of Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan expressed his nation's appreciation for the efforts of the Muslim Council of Elders and its pioneering initiatives, as well as its significant interest in introducing Islamic civilization. He also noted Uzbekistan's plans to open the world's largest Islamic Civilization Center in October, which is expected to include a library for preserving valuable manuscripts, while featuring 4,805 rare manuscripts and the first Latin-translated copy of the Holy Quran. Additionally, the center will house a museum of Islamic civilization which will serve as an important hub for Islamic studies and culture in the region, reflecting the great heritage of Islamic civilization.
At the conclusion of the meeting, both sides affirmed the importance of developing mutual cooperation and implementing initiatives aimed at introducing Islamic civilization, enhancing dialogue between different cultures and societies, and contributing to the dissemination of the message of tolerance, peaceful coexistence, and peace among people from around the world.