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Interfaith Dialogue

Prophets and Saints like Muhammad, Jesus, Mary, Buddha or Rumi Belong to All Humanity, rather Than a Particular Religion or Ideology
Daliah Merzaban

Moments of insight like these remind me that journeying on the Sufi path puts me in direct contact not only with my living teachers, but with a lineage of saints, prophets and friends of God. In my own tradition of Mevlevi Sufism, rooted in the teachings of Maulana Rumi, I sometimes imagine the dialogue between Shams of Tabriz and Rumi happening within me....

Marvellous and Courageous Collaboration between Jewish and Muslim Communities during the Holocaust
John Elzufon

So intense was the Nazi preoccupation with killing Jews that towards the end of World War II, when German rail capacity was limited and Hitler had to choose between using trains to transport troops to fight to save his Third Reich or using trains to transport Jews to the death camps, Hitler chose to kill Jews...

 

His battles were not fought against other religions, but against those who had attacked and oppressed the young Islamic community. We could equally show other examples from history, which would include the Buddha going on missions to prevent war during his life, or Francis of Assisi setting out on a peace-building mission during the height of the crusades to speak with the Muslim leader Salahuddin Ayubi, better known in the West as Saladin.....

 

The Cornerstones of All Three Abrahamic Faiths — Love God and Neighbour — Spill Into Practical Action
Kathy Coffey

One of the most treasured ornaments on my Christmas tree is a tiny crèche made in Bethlehem that my Muslim friend Maram brought from her native country. Somehow she knew its profound meaning for Christians; somehow she tapped that deep underground stream that bathes us all.....

We Need a Positive, Inclusive and Humanistic Approach to Bridge the Gap between the Faiths
Jan-e-Alam Khaki

Comparative religious studies are undertaken with the sole purpose of illuminating and enlightening rather than passing value judgements of good or bad, right or wrong. This approach educates us about how each community has a reservoir of meanings, a history, a culture, a ‘six-foot well’, as Buddha would say; that nourishes their faith. The expressions and symbolic language are distinct to that faith from others, as Rumi tells us, yet convey many common meanings that they share with each other....

 

Quran Affirms The Righteousness Of Both Jews And Christians: A Proper Reading Of The Quran – One That Considers All The Verses On The Subject – Shows That The Quran Is Not Anti-Semitic
Alper Bilgili

According to the Quran, no race and no peoples are ontologically superior to others. Indeed, the Quran (49:11) warns believers against belittling other people groups: “O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them.” So, when Jews are criticized or praised in the Quran it is based entirely on their actions, not their race or religion − as is the case with Muslims....

Hindu-Muslim Unity against the British: Communal Politics and Indian History Are Incompatible
Anirudh Deshpande

The history buffs of our times and the weekend historians of the Sangh variety must pay attention to the facts mentioned above before approaching the media with their ahistorical communal assertions. Communal politics and Indian history are incompatible. The factual history of our civilisation does not support the “clash of civilisations” thesis....

 

Significance Interfaith Iftar: Reclaim the Idea of India That We Have Grown Up With
Sonam Joshi

Led by women working in diverse fields, the Iftars also dispel biases about Muslim women. “We have all kinds of women — those who wear a hijab or saris with Bindis, and Shias and Sunnis,” says Erum. By hosting the Iftar at home, the women hope to add a personal touch. “The bonding that comes when you sit together for Iftar or Sehri (the pre-dawn meal) is special,” says Safvi....

Religions Are To Awaken A Consciousness Of A Spiritual Kinship
Swami Ramdas

The very conception of God is founded upon the principle of universal harmony and peace. He is the true servant of God and humanity who understands this truth and, realising the unifying power of Divine love, looks upon all his fellow-men as members of one family of God. It is now that he beholds Divinity in all of them.....

As Spelled Out In the Qur’an, Interfaith Dialogue Is To Simply Get To Know Each Other
Ejaz Naqvi

Vie with one another in good deeds. Though it is not spelled out in the passages cited above, the Scriptures are clear about what these virtuous deeds are that we all agree upon: helping the poor, the needy, the hungry, the homeless in our communities and striving for social justice and equality....

 

Ramazan or fasting is one of coal-and-ice constituents of all revealed religions. Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, Jainism, and Hinduism preach avoiding some certain or all food drink, or both, for a period of time. The followers of different religions adjust their diet and the timings of their food intake according to the discipline of their religions.....

In an egocentric and deceptive spirit, the "Observatory of Islamophobia," which is affiliated with the Egyptian Dar al-Iftaa (an institution run by al-Azhar scholars and is responsible for issuing Fatwas [religious opinions]) denounced the manifesto as hateful and Islamophobic, and claimed it that causes attacks and antagonism against Muslims....

Shrine of Sufi saint Mehr Ali Shah, an adherent of ‘Wahdat al Wajood’ and a Hindu Temple

Pir Sahib’s followers are accused of inciting violence against the then powerful Hindu-Sikh community of Rawalpindi city in 1947. On the contrary, there are accounts which suggest the Pir’ disciples opened gates of the shrine for all non-Muslims who sought refuge from the carnage taking place in the streets and the outlier communities....

 

I Am a More Committed Christian Today Because Of My Genuine Friendships with Muslims
Jeff

Prior to 2005 I hated Muslims. I would not have admitted that openly, but my deepest feelings toward them were resentment, distrust and bitterness. Now, ten years later, I love them and see them as my brothers, sisters and dear friends. What brought about such a radical change of heart? It took place one afternoon in a Starbucks when I had an encounter with a Muslim boy named Omar....

“Fasting is the single greatest natural healing therapy. It is nature’s ancient, universal ‘remedy’ for many problems. Animals instinctively fast when ill.” Therefore, we should all perform fasting. Fasting apart from a religious obligation is also beneficial to the health, boosting brain and body performance and increasing lifespan as revealed in latest research....

 

What Self-Restraint Discipline Hinduism, Islam And Judaism Teach Us By Decreeing The Importance Of Fasting?
Rabbi Allen S. Maller

For twenty-four hours on Yom Kippur, Jews (in good health) are supposed to afflict their souls by abstaining from eating or drinking anything because what we do not eat may be even more important than what we do eat. All animals eat, but only humans choose to not eat some available foods that are both nutritious and tasty....

 

Radha-Krishna as the archetype of spiritual love is based on the 12th century lyrical epic, Gita Govinda (Love Song of the Dark Lord), composed by the saint-poet Shri Jayadeva of Bengal, and is considered a religious work in the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism. It describes the seeker's longing for the divine through the idiom of human love and courtship.....


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Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir of Quran Verse 44:37 Has the Potential of Reconciliation and Understanding between Jews and Muslims
Rabbi Allen S. Maller

These are lessons that prophet Muhammad(PBUH) taught 12 centuries before the rise of Reform Judaism in the early 19th century Germany. Although, Reform Judaism is much more prevalent than Orthodox Judaism today, I believe the reform movement would have started 14 centuries ago if the Jews of Muhammad's time had followed his teachings. God willing, ibn Kathir's narrative (44:37) about how the two rabbis from the Jewish kingdom of Tubba in Yemen protected the Ka’bah from destruction will set a good example for Arab and Jewish leaders today; and inspire them to seek reconciliation instead of revenge.....

 

Fasting Is the Way of All the Revealed Religions
S. Arshad, New Age Islam

Their teachings might have been distorted over time but indeed they belong to the category of revealed religions. The Quran gives testimony to this fact. Different religions had different ways of fasting. In some religions, ways of fasting were distorted and were directed towards deities and false gods but the presence of ritual of fasting in them hint towards the fact that originally they were followers of prophets of God and revealed religions....

Many of the Names of God in Muslim Tradition Appear In Jewish Tradition Also
Rabbi Allen S. Maller

The Qur'an tells us (17:110) “Say, "Call upon Allah or call upon Ar-Rahman/Ha Rakhaman, the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call - to Him belong the best names." And do not recite your prayer [too] loudly or [too] quietly, but seek a way in between.” For those religions that trace their prophets back to Prophet Abraham, and his two sons Ishmael and Isaac; the many names or appellations (titles and descriptions) of God simply describe different aspects or attributes of the one God's multifaceted personality....

 

Thus, mainstream Ulema also have to place an emphasis on building interreligious relations by condemning violence and hate speech that is delivered through political campaigns, mosque pulpits and television programs. Likewise, the media need to stop pandering to the despicable tendency of many Muslims who consume narratives of religious discrimination as a way to “strengthen” their faith....

 

“What do we need for spiritual life enjoined in every tradition?  “Three things: truth, spiritual practice, morals.” What is Truth?  “Pure and unveiled truth coincides with metaphysics; the religious dogmas are symbols of metaphysical truths; the deep understanding of religious symbolism is esoterism. Pure metaphysics is hidden in every religion.”...

 

Why These Muslims Are Fighting Anti-Semitism
Harry Bruinius

Indeed, as anti-Muslim violence continues to rise in the United States, and as public, unabashed anti-Semitism begins to stalk Europe and the US once more, religious leaders in all three Abrahamic faiths have been trying to get beyond ideas of simple “tolerance” and uphold a deeper commitment to the civic ideals of a life shared together, each invested in the mutual dignity and equality of the other....

 

Making of a Composite Culture: Lively Interactions between Hindus and Muslims Were the Hallmarks of Seven Centuries before Colonial Rule
Hamid Ansari

Imperatives of ultra-nationalism and geopolitics in recent decades have resulted in projecting the Muslim as ‘the new Other’ and this Otherness is being perceived as a spectre haunting the world very much like radical ideologies of earlier ages. This drift into apprehension and intolerance has to be resisted and reversed; sanity demands that all of us pull back from the precipice and anchor thought and action on civic virtues national and global....

 This was truly interfaith harmony in action: A Hindu and a Muslim woman bound together by a relationship based on love and mutual service that began more than half a century ago and is still going strong! I don’t think I’d witnessed anything like this before! I don’t suppose Uma and Bibi Jaan have ever heard of the phrase ‘interfaith harmony’, but that’s something they’ve been living out together, over many, many years!...

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