The Muslim Council of Elders is set to launch its stand at
the Cairo International Book Fair which opens its doors to the general public
on Thursday 26 January until Monday 6 February 2023. The participation is set
to include over 140 publications, including 10 new books that address various
important intellectual issues, correcting misconceptions, combating hate
speech, racism and intolerance while providing possible solutions to confront
them. This goes with promoting dialogue between East and West and consolidating
coexistence among all people.
Prominent publications at the Cairo International Book Fair
include ‘Al Qawl Al Tayeb’ and ‘Elements of Islam’ by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed
Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of
Elders as well as ‘The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path’ by the
Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam,
‘Fatwa and Principles’ by Dr. Ahmad Mabad Abdul Karim, ‘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 stand will also include new publications by His Eminence
Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim
Council of Elders which emphasize Islam's tolerance and the depth of its
philosophical and intellectual traditions. These include: 'Elements of Islam',
'Al-Azhar Methodology', 'Theological and Sufi Terminology', 'Insights on the
Thought of Imam Al-Ash’ari', 'Heritage and Renewal: Discussions and Responses',
'Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jama’ah', 'Hadith on the Causes and Purposes, 'Good
Saying', 'Religion is Easy' and 'Morals and Values'.
As part of its continued cultural and academic role, the
Council will also display new books at its stand at the Cairo International
Book Fair. A number of these are set to be translated works including;
‘Religious Tolerance in World Religions’ Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner as
well as ‘Countering Islamophobia in Europe’ by Ian Law, Amina Easat-Daas, Arzu
Merali, S. Sayyid.
A number of philosophers, professionals, and clerics will
participate in a series of seminars organized by the Council's stand at the
Cairo International Book Fair that address social peace, the duties of global
citizenship, and the promotion of human fraternity and peaceful coexistence
among different people.
The upcoming participation at the Cairo International Book
Fair comes as 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 participation at
the Cairo International Book Fair can be located in Hall 4 next to the Al-Azhar
stand at the Egypt International Exhibition Center.