Interreligious Co Existence & Islamic Concept of Mutual Respect

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Tayyaba Razzaq

Abstract

Interreligious co existence is an essential propogation of mutual understanding and adequate relationship. In this age of disruption and discrimination’ the need of interfaith harmony has increased manifold. Interreligious co existence is inevitable for world religions. It can enable suffering humanity to find out techniques and methods to sit together, in a much more acceptable atmosphere. The purpose of the research is to investigate the status of interfaith harmony in the world religions and the divinal concept & historical evidences of inter-faith harmony in Islam?Islam teaches mutual respect; the code of selfless service to the whole of divine creation and especially man and inculcates understanding and realization of basic truth. A Muslim, ‘if he understands the acual meaning of Islam’can never talk of any religion disparagingly and respect all religions and their Prophets as it is included in the foundational believes. Islam teaches respect for Divine guidance and revelation, but in cautions enough to discriminate between the authentic record and the less correct versions. But whatever content of religious scripture may have taken, a Muslim is bound to show respect toward theses scriptures. Islam initiated an era of inter-religious, inter-faith and international tolerance and goodwill. The primary consideration and the ultimate target are to bring about universal peace in the world.The research article throws light on interfaith harmony in the world religions briefely and Islamic basic concept of interreligious co existence in the light of the religious dogma’ in details. The descriptive methodology with analytical tone is adopted.

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