The Muslim Council of Elders is set to participate at the New Delhi World Book Fair which runs from Saturday 25 February until Sunday 5 March 2023. The participation is set to include publications in 5 different languages; Arabic, English, Hindi, Malayalam and Urdu, to go with various activities that will be held at the Council stand.
The Council will present a total of 5 books in Hindi by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders and these include; ‘Al-Azhar and Muslim Unity’ in Urdu, ‘Understanding of Jihad’ in Hindi and Urdu, ‘A Word to the Youth’ in Malayalam and Urdu, ‘My Opinion on the Eastern Dialogue’ in Urdu and ‘Talk of Peace’ in Malayalam and Urdu.
The Council will also exhibit for the first time the Urdu language version of ’The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path’ by the Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalm which chronicles the birth of the Human Fraternity Document which was co-signed by His Holiness Pope Francis and His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar on 4 February 2019 in Abu Dhabi and the role of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates in supporting the Document.
The Council will also host a series of seminars and lectures discussing dialogue, coexistence, and human fraternity to go with meeting prominent regional publishers for the purpose of exploring potential cooperation. The Council will also host various Indian religious leaders as well as civil and community actors, university students, and professors for the purpose of presenting to them the Council’s vision and core message.
This is set to be the Council’s first-ever participation at the New Delhi World Book Fair, which is considered to be one of the prime literary events in Asia. The participation follows the recently-concluded participation at the Cairo International Book Fair which was also part of the Council’s overall vision of promoting tolerance and coexistence through literary channels.