The Muslim Council of Elders is an independent international organization that was established in Ramadan 21, 1435 Hijri (July 18, 2014) to promote peace In the Muslim communities. The Council unites Muslim scholars, experts and dignitaries who are known for their wisdom, sense of justice, independence and moderateness. They will work together to promote peace, to discourage infighting and to address the sources of conflict, divisiveness and fragmentation in Muslim communities.
Based in the United Arab Emirates’ capital, Abu Dhabi, the Council is the first institutional body that aims to bring the Islamic nation together by extinguishing the fire that threatens Islam’s humanitarian values and principles of tolerance, and putting an end to the sectarianism and violence that have plagued the Muslim world for decades.
Dr Sultan Faisal Al Remeithi, the new Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders boasts a glittering background as a university professor, novelist, and academic interpreter who has held various managerial positions during his nearly 20 year career.
He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the United Arab Emirates University with his research titled ‘Governmental Marketing of Zakah using Social Media Platforms’. He currently holds the position of General Manager of the Publishing Department at Abu Dhabi Media.
He previously worked as an Executive Director at the Executive Council in the Government of Ajman for a period of ten years. During that period, he helped formulate and implement various administrative policies aimed at upgrading business performance and improving the efficiency and quality of government work. He also boasts eight years of parliamentary experience in the General Secretariat of the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates, where he worked as Director of Information Systems Management.
His most prominent personal achievements include; membership of Supreme Arbitration Committees in Government Excellence Programs as well as representing the United Arab Emirates in various local and international conferences and fairs along with winning the ‘Al Owais Cultural Award’.