The Muslim Council of Elders’ stand at the International Publishing and Book Fair in the Moroccan capital Rabat has held a seminar titled ‘The Role of the Muslim Council of Elders in Serving and Disseminating Islamic Heritage’ by Dr. Mohammed Jamal, researcher at the Heritage Revival Office of Al-Azhar.
Dr. Samir Boudinar, the Executive Director of the Al-Hokama Center for Peace and Research opened the seminar by shedding light on the efforts of the Muslim Council of Elders in promoting peace, dialogue, and communication. He emphasized that Islamic heritage is an endless source of knowledge and an important reservoir of culture and wisdom.
Dr. Mohammed Jamal, a researcher at the Heritage Revival Office of Al-Azhar, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Muslim Council of Elders for organizing such great gatherings at international exhibitions. He considered the issue of heritage as a significant challenge in our contemporary reality, stating that Islamic heritage requires continuous renewal and development that aligns with modern advancements while preserving its authentic values and rich legacy.
Dr. Jamal also pointed out that despite the fact that Islamic heritage traces back to a great civilization, it is crucial to ensure the selection of what is suitable for our time and current circumstances. He commended the efforts of scholars who served heritage and carried the torch of civilization, emphasizing that heritage is one of the main pillars of the Islamic nation.
Jamal also noted the guidance of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, who calls for promoting and disseminating moderate heritage among people in order to combat extremism, sectarianism, and division. He stressed the importance of maintaining a balance between reason and revelation while affirming that Al-Azhar’s ideology is most suitable for fulfilling this role, given its committed message based on the teachings of Islam and its balanced approach.
In this context, Dr. Mohammed Jamal also praised the efforts of the Muslim Council of Elders in serving Islamic heritage while also enhancing its care and development. He explained that preserving and sustaining heritage requires continuous efforts and unwavering attention.
The Muslim Council of Elders’ stand at the International Publishing and Book Fair in Rabat is set to host several seminars and activities aimed at rectifying misconceptions, promoting dialogue and tolerance, and building bridges of communication and coexistence. These efforts align with the Council’s message, under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, which aims to enhance peace in Muslim and non-Muslim societies.