The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has met with various leaders and representatives of different religions in India. The meeting took place during his participation at the Youth Summit on Human Fraternity and Compassion, held in the state of Rajasthan in India.
During the meeting, the Secretary-General emphasized that diversity is a divine decree and that faith in this diversity urges us to show compassion, empathy, and solidarity towards one another. He also stressed the importance of collectively spreading the values of dialogue and mutual respect amongst humanity. He further affirmed that any attempts to impose a religion or set of beliefs on all people contradicts divine will.
Judge Abdelsalam also noted that religions leaders and symbols must set an example by promoting the importance of unity, human fraternity, and upholding all moral values. He highlighted the need to elevate the values of tolerance and coexistence among all people while noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that no one is truly secure alone and that we all face a shared and common destiny and set of challenges. He further emphasized that together, we can work towards alleviating the suffering of the deprived, weak, poor, displaced, and the persecuted in compliance with our own human fraternity.
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders is participating in the Youth Summit on Human Fraternity and Compassion, which spans over three days, with the participation of over 500 Indian youth. The event features prominent speakers from India and different parts of the world, including previous honorees of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity.