Monday, 21 April 2014

Al Madina: Is Interfaith Compatible with Islam?

Today, you can find me speaking over at Al Madina Institute Blog. I was absolutely delighted when they kindly asked me to reflect on a topic close to my heart, Interfaith Dialogue and its role within Islam. 

We are often led to believe that Interfaith is at odds with Islam, a foreign concept that in some way dilutes the message of Islam, but I hope this article will shed light on why Interfaith is not only crucial, but integral to our lives as Muslims following the example of Muhammad .  

Below is a short snippet:

"As people of faith, we sometimes act under the assumption that ours is the only way of perceiving God. We hold this view even though Muslims make up only a seventh of the world's population. We sometimes forget that we live in a multi-cultural world alongside people of many diverse beliefs and faith backgrounds, who have their own unique ways of approaching and perceiving the Divine. 
There are many lenses through which people perceive the world – the Bible, the Torah, the Qur'an, the Bhagavad Gita – to name just a few. There are a wealth of religious and non-religious texts which guide people in their daily lives – just as the Qur'an acts as a moral compass for Muslims..."

Click here for the full article. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the piece, any experiences of Interfaith you've had or projects you're involved in. 

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