Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

MCE ..Ten Years with Muslim Nation's Wise Scholars

Wed 27 Mar 2024 | 03:43 PM
Council of Muslim Elders
Council of Muslim Elders
Mohamed Mandour

The Council of Muslim Elders, under the chairmanship of His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, has been a beacon of progressive thought and action since its inception a decade ago. This Council has been instrumental in leveraging the influence of religious leaders to navigate and mitigate contemporary issues and crises. It focuses on devising solutions and implementing effective, tangible measures to overcome challenges that affect both the Muslim nation and the world at large.

Launched in 2015, a year following the Council’s formation, the “Peace Convoys” initiative has stood as a testament to the Council’s commitment to global harmony. In partnership with Al-Azhar, this initiative deploys groups of scholars, along with young men and women proficient in Islamic Sharia and its sciences, to various countries. Their mission is to conduct in-depth scientific and intellectual activities, in collaboration with local religious, academic institutions, and youth organizations. The objectives are manifold: to dispel misconceptions, foster positive integration of Muslims into their communities, counter Islamophobia, and mitigate the religious tensions that pervade many Muslim societies.

The Peace Convoys, initiated by the Muslim Council of Elders, have traversed numerous countries across every continent. In 2015, their journey took them to the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, Spain, Central Africa, and Chad. The following year, 2016, saw them in Nigeria and France, while in 2017, they extended their reach to Colombia, concluding their tours in 2018 with a visit to Kenya.