Muslim Council of Elders to take part in 8th Arabic Book Fair in Istanbul

The Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, is scheduled to participate in the 8th Arabic Book Fair in Istanbul which is set to take place from December 9 to 17. The Council's stand at the fair will showcase over 160 diverse publications in multiple languages, addressing significant intellectual issues to go with a program of lectures and seminars.

As part of its extensive book collection on display, the Council's stand at the Arabic Book Fair in Istanbul is set to feature 'The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path' by the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam and 'Love in the Holy Quran' by Council member Prince Ghazi bin Mohammed of Jordan along with '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, among them, 'The Foundations of Islam', 'The Al-Azhar Method', 'In Linguistic and Sufi Terminology', 'Insights into the Thought of Imam Ash'ari', 'Heritage and Renewal: Discussions and Responses' and more.

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, among others.

Likewise, the Council exhibited a collection of translated publications such as Religious Tolerance in World Religions by Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton along Countering Islamophobia in Europe by Ian Law, Amina Easat-Daas, Arzu Merali and S. Sayyid.

The Istanbul International Arabic Book Fair is the largest international exhibition of Arabic books held outside the Arab world. It aims to revive the Arabic language in Turkey, providing a wide range of publications in various fields for those interested in the Arabic language. The fair's theme for this year is, "Arabic Unites Us," which highlights the event's significance for Arab communities in Europe, considering Istanbul as a bridge between the East and the West.

The Council's pavilion is located at Booth No. 38, Hall No. 9, Section C.



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