Monday, December 18, 2006

‘Mysticism a problem solver for interfaith tensions’

Staff Report - Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan
Friday, November 24, 2006

LAHORE: International scholars of various faiths have stressed the need for a cultural dialogue to end clashes between different civilisations in an interfaith dialogue titled “Sufism as a Civilisation Dialogue”, organised by the Iqbal Academy at Aiwan-e-Iqbal on Friday.

Professor of Islamic Studies at the Boston College, James W. Morris said that all religions had similar ideologies and had much in common. He said cultural differences and politics were the main reasons for rifts between nations and interfaith dialogues provided a solution to them.

A research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, Reza Shah Kazmi said mystics of all religions talked of love, peace, equality and harmony among the people, which were what today’s world needed.

Abdu’ Razzaq Blackhisrt, Algis Uzdavinys Uways and many other scholars also spoke on the subject and emphasised on unity among different people “at least on the point that all people believe in the same God who has asked people live in harmony as brothers. That is what mystics like Allama Iqbal also preached,” they said.

1 comment:

irving said...

Of course! Every religion teaches love and harmony with all who worship the One God. Hatred and misunderstanding comes from the multiplicity of the nafs.

Ya Haqq!

Monday, December 18, 2006

‘Mysticism a problem solver for interfaith tensions’
Staff Report - Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan
Friday, November 24, 2006

LAHORE: International scholars of various faiths have stressed the need for a cultural dialogue to end clashes between different civilisations in an interfaith dialogue titled “Sufism as a Civilisation Dialogue”, organised by the Iqbal Academy at Aiwan-e-Iqbal on Friday.

Professor of Islamic Studies at the Boston College, James W. Morris said that all religions had similar ideologies and had much in common. He said cultural differences and politics were the main reasons for rifts between nations and interfaith dialogues provided a solution to them.

A research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, Reza Shah Kazmi said mystics of all religions talked of love, peace, equality and harmony among the people, which were what today’s world needed.

Abdu’ Razzaq Blackhisrt, Algis Uzdavinys Uways and many other scholars also spoke on the subject and emphasised on unity among different people “at least on the point that all people believe in the same God who has asked people live in harmony as brothers. That is what mystics like Allama Iqbal also preached,” they said.

1 comment:

irving said...

Of course! Every religion teaches love and harmony with all who worship the One God. Hatred and misunderstanding comes from the multiplicity of the nafs.

Ya Haqq!