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The head of the Council of Muslim Elders calls for applying the teachings of Islam to preserve the environment in light of the global climate crisis

His Eminence, the Grand Imam, a. Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Chairman of the Council of Muslim Elders, that Islam obligated preserving the environment, called for investing in the sustainability of its resources, and prohibited cutting down trees and plants or flooding them with water with the aim of destroying them, warning his eminence that what we are witnessing today of corruption and mischief in the land, And tyranny over the resources of the environment in which man left behind to build it, is walking in a direction opposite to God’s will in his vast universe.

His Eminence explained that those who follow the huge budgets required to overcome the climate crisis, especially in light of what the major industrial countries used to do in terms of seizing the funding that is morally and humanely required. Those in authority, and those with extreme wealth, should think – even a little – about their fate themselves before others, and that they mobilize light and heavy to deal with this disaster, and we do not have to respond or put their fingers in their ears, so our approach, we, the representatives of the heavenly religions, is the approach of those who were told from above the seven heavens : {You only have to report it}.

The meeting of Muslim Elders is held under the title “Dialogue between Religions and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century”, at the Sakhir Royal Palace Mosque in the Bahraini capital, Manama, under the chairmanship of His Eminence, the Grand Imam, A. Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Chairman of the Council of Muslim Elders, and His Holiness Pope Francis, Pope of the Catholic Church, following the conclusion of the activities of the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue entitled “East and West for Human Coexistence”, which was held on Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4, in the presence of His Majesty the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the participation of symbols of religions, thinkers and intellectuals from different countries of the world.



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