The Muslim Council of Elders’ Indonesian branch organized a seminar in the main hall of the 2023 Islamic Book Fair in Indonesia. The seminar announced the publishing of thee book ‘Islam and Politics: Civilized Political Behavior,’ authored by His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Quraish Shihab, Indonesia’s former Minister of Religious Affairs and member of the Muslim Council of Elders.
The seminar was attended by Dr. Luqman Hakim Saifuddin, the former Minister of Religious Affairs of Indonesia, and Dr. Abdul Muta’i, the Secretary-General of the Muhammadiyah Association. They highlighted the book, which received great acclaim from the exhibition visitors, in light of the significant scientific and intellectual experience of His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Quraish Shihab.
Following the seminar, Dr. Quraish Shihab, Dr. Luqman Hakim Saifuddin, and Dr. Abdul Muta’i visited the council’s booth where they were welcomed by Dr. Mukhlis Muhammad Hanafi, the Director of the council’s branch in Indonesia. They praised the outstanding participation of the council in the Islamic Book Fair in Indonesia and the council’s message aimed at spreading and enhancing the values of peace, tolerance, and coexistence.
For the second consecutive year, the Muslim Council of Elders is participating with in the Islamic Book Fair in Indonesia, reflecting the council’s message under the leadership of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar which is aimed at promoting peace and establishing values of dialogue, tolerance, and fostering cooperation among people of different races and beliefs.
The Muslim Council of Elders’ stand is located in the Mecca hall at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.