The book is designed to guide Muslims who are interested and/or involved in building relations with those of the Jewish and Christian faiths.
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Shafiq, Muhammad / Abu Nimer, Mohammed
International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Virginia, 2011
15 x 22.5 cm
Islam - Judism - Christianity - Interfaith Dialogue
Islam recognizes a plurality of religions and asks Muslims to respect other religions. The primary role of interfaith dialogue is to remove misunderstanding and accept difference, the aim being to generate a climate of peaceful coexistence and harmonious social relations. And this is perhaps more needed today than ever before, as mankind is increasingly called upon to exercise tolerance in a markedly volatile world, where living and working together in diversity is fast becoming the norm. Interfaith dialogue is by no means easy, defensive reaction; uncomfortable exchange and an overwhelming desire to avoid a perceived compromise of deeply held principles are some of the pitfalls that can easily cool commitment and the best of endeavors. It is here that this Guide makes an important contribution. The book is designed to guide Muslims who are interested and/or involved in building relations with those of the Jewish and Christian faiths.