ENGLISH-SIGNIFICANCE OF TOLERANCE IN REVEALED RELIGION & INDISPENSABILITY OF INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE IN PRESENT

  • Musferah Mehfooz Assistant Professor, Islamic Studies, Humanities Deptt, COMSATS, Lahore
  • Qazi Furqan Ahmed Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, University of Gujrat.
Keywords: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Tolerance, Interfaith Dialogue, Peace

Abstract

Judaism and Christianity are the revealed religions like Islam. The major common factor of this resemblance is the belief in Oneness of Allah. This belief establishes the foundations for tolerance in social and communal life through which fair justice and equality can be achieved in the society. There are important points to be noted here, that if international community can be made united and an international political body can be established and could tackle the issue of law and order. Then why the followers of Sharīʿah (revealed law)i.e. Jews, Christian and Muslims cannot be unite. Unfortunately, if this doctrine could not establish, the world cannot be achieved tolerance and harmony. These revealed religions had given the concept of religious tolerance which is substantiate by the teachings of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S), Hazrat Musa (A.S), Hazrat Esa (A.S) and Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) . The teachings of all these prophets were based on unity, justice, tolerance, peace and standard morals. The article Sheds lights the importance of peace in the world and need to understand the real teachings of revealed laws in Bible and Qur’ān, and highlights the importance of interfaith- dialogue among Book-keepers, also analyses the life of Holy Prophet (SAW) and Caliphate Era with reference to tolerance and harmony. It is also tried to give suggestions’ and recommendations for the solutions of contemporary problems of mankind.

Published
2018-07-06
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