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Muslim Council of Elders Successfully Concludes Its Participation at the Istanbul International Arabic Book Fair

The Muslim Council of Elders concluded its participation at the Istanbul International Arabic Book Fair with notable success. Visitors at the exhibition showed keen interest in the latest releases from the council and actively participated in the activities organized by the booth from December 9 to 17.

The Council’s booth, comprising more than 190 diverse publications in thought, culture, and Islamic heritage, witnessed significant engagement from various segments of society, exhibition visitors, and participants from around the world. Additionally, prominent researchers in various fields expressed interest in reviewing the council’s publications addressing various important issues. The Council’s booth also organized several activities for children.

The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam, affirmed that the Council has a clear vision for participating in numerous intellectual and cultural events worldwide. The objective is to spread enlightened moderate thought and rectify misconceptions. He also highlighted that the Istanbul International Arabic Book Fair serves as a bridge for intellectual and cultural communication between Arab culture and various global cultures.

Over the course of nine days, the Council’s booth organized various cultural and intellectual events, including a seminar titled “The Role of the Muslim Council of Elders in Disseminating Heritage and Islamic Thought Books,” presented by Dr. Abdelrahman Madkur, a researcher at the Islamic Heritage Revival Office at Al-Azhar Al-Sharif. The seminar discussed the role of the Muslim Council of Elders and its efforts in promoting peace and spreading the values of dialogue, tolerance, and coexistence while rejecting extremism and hate speech.

Furthermore, the Council’s booth organized a seminar titled “The Human Fraternity Journey: Grand Imam and Pope Francis as Models.” Dr. Samir Boudinar, Director of the Al Hokama Center for Peace Research. The seminar focused on the Document on Human Fraternity, emphasizing its importance in the present time, especially in light of the wars and conflicts worldwide, requiring the dissemination of values of peace and common coexistence.

This is the second time the Muslim Council of Elders has participated at the Istanbul International Arabic Book Fair in its eighth edition, which reflects the Council’s goals of promoting peace, establishing values of dialogue and tolerance, and building bridges of cooperation among diverse people and beliefs.

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