Inter-Faith Harmony and Contemporary Demands: An Analytical Study in the Light of Divine Teachings

  • Muhammad Mudassar Shafique Visiting Lecturer, National University of Modern Languages, Multan Campus, Pakistan.
  • Abid Naeem Assistant Professor, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Interfaith harmony, present era, divine books, religious personalities, peace

Abstract

Inter-Faith Harmony and Contemporary Demands: An Analytical Study in the Light of Divine Teachings

بین المذاہب ہم آہنگی اور عصر ی تقاضے : الہامی تعلیمات کی روشنی میں تجزیاتی مطالعہ

Abstract

Over the course of time and with the rapid increase in human population need for mutual relations become crucial. Resultantly on behalf of this closeness, separation, anti-standpoints and comparisons also emerged. As the time passed by hatred and hypocrisy and other social vices spread on large scale. Thus human society was waiting for such liberator who may lead and work for the betterment of this society. With the dawn of Islamic civilization all such issues were not only resolved but also provided with a model for containing the difference of opinion and multiple traditions under its unique worldview. Islamic History presents itself as a model where the minorities were provided with the opportunities of participating in political, social, educational and collective affairs. Thus in a society where tyranny, injustice, un-forbearance, religious intensity, terrorism and the activities of violating the human rights were very common, were substituted by the Islamic ideal  of forbearance. It is argued here that the solution of all these issues was only in religion contrary to what is being claimed about an idea of social harmony where religion is not given its due position. Today it’s our dire need to develop a sense of harmony, modesty, affection and peacefulness among the masses of various religions of Pakistani society. It is further argued that for this very noble cause all the religious scholars and their followers can come forward playing their pertinent role.

Keywords: Interfaith harmony, present era, divine books, religious personalities, Peace

Published
2020-06-26
How to Cite
Shafique, M. M., & Naeem, A. (2020). Inter-Faith Harmony and Contemporary Demands: An Analytical Study in the Light of Divine Teachings. Al-Milal: Journal of Religion and Thought, 2(1), 154-177. https://doi.org/10.46600/almilal.v2i1.55
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