"The Sound Opinion on the Science of Monotheism" at the Muslim Council of Elders' Booth at the Cairo International Book Fair 2024

The Muslim Council of Elders' booth at the Cairo International Book Fair 2024 presents the book "The Sound Opinion on the Science of Monotheism" authored by distinguished Al-Azhar scholar, Sheikh Mahmoud Abu Dakika. 

The book delves into various discussions within theology and serves as a concise summary of theological discussions as concluded by the Ash'ari school. It adopts an accessible style with clear expressions, organized structure, and a sound approach. The author demonstrates familiarity with logical issues serving these discussions, as well as philosophical matters intertwined with the realm of theology. The book also includes insights from contemporary scholars and provides a brief overview of the history of theological writing, an examination of theological schools, and key figures.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part covers principles of monotheism, its history, notable writings, matters of contemplation and knowledge, general topics, and rational evidence affirming the existence of Allah.

The second part explores discussions related to the attributes of Allah, such as knowledge, power, will, life, hearing, sight, speech, vision, His actions, beauty and ugliness, and matters related to prophethood and messengership.

The third and final part discusses the message of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), faith, Islam, matters related to imitation, and the Hereafter, including resurrection, gathering, judgment, the balance, paradise, hell, and more. The author concludes the book with a summary of the most important Islamic sects and their opinions.

The book includes comments by Dr. Awad Allah Hijazi, a prominent Al-Azhar scholar, an introduction by Dr. Hassan al-Shafie, a member of the Muslim Council of Elders, with a comprehensive translation of the author, Sheikh Mahmoud Abu Dakika, and another translation of Dr. Awad Allah Hijazi's comments by Dr. Mohamed Ragab Al-Bayoumi. Additionally, the book features a study detailing its history and editions.

The Muslim Council of Elders' pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair features a diverse collection of publications, along with a series of seminars, activities, and events focused on promoting the values of peace and mutual coexistence among all humanity.

The pavilion is located alongside the Al-Azhar pavilion in Hall 4 at the Egypt International Exhibition and Conference Center in the Fifth Settlement in Cairo



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