The Muslim Council of Elders' pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair hosted its seventh seminar titled "Islam and the Principles of Human Rights," featuring Prof. Dr. Nahla Al-Saidi, Advisor to the Grand Imam for International Student Affairs, and Prof. Dr. Rabie Al-Ghafir, a professor at the Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies. The seminar was moderated by Dr. Reda Abdelsalam, the Head of the Quran Radio Network.
Dr. Nahla Al-Saidi stated during the seminar that Islam came to elevate the value of humanity and preserve its rights. In Islam, humans are honored in themselves and in their essence. She emphasized that Islam is a call for human freedom and dignity, preceding all international organizations in endorsing human rights. Islam established a framework to protect individual, family, and societal rights. Dr. Nahla urged raising awareness about the human rights principles outlined in the Quran, such as justice, freedom, equality, with a special focus on the rights of the vulnerable and that Islam equalized all people and made piety and righteous deeds the criteria for distinction.