مکالمہ بین المذاہب کا فلسفہ اور اس کی اہمیت
The Philosophy of Interfaith Dialogue and Its Importance

Prof. Dr. Salauddin Sani Al-Azhari *
Principal, Pakistan Shipowners Government College, North Nazimabad, Karachi;
President, College Principals’ Association, Sindh (Registered);
Chief Editor, Uloom-e-Islamiah International.

Dr. Abu Sufyan Qazi Furqan Ahmad **
Assistant Professor, University of Gujrat, Gujrat.

Abstract

Dialogues, whether they are done with an individual or with a group of people, is considered a good quality of man. It may possess only the topic, but its importance increases when it is done in respect of religious affairs, because it doesn’t matter what religion a person is a follower of, sincerity and belief is always there in the background. Therefore, dialogues must also be done with sincerity, fair arguments, and solid proof. Religious thoughts may differ from each other; matters of oppositions may probably be given preference in dialogue, because, the unpleasant attitude from the participants is a natural thing. As a result, sometimes, this bitterness turns into such a severe obduracy that opponents cross the limits of verbal quarrel and enter into a physical fight. The Holly Quaran, besides giving instruction to enter into dialogues, has also imposed the condition of “Hikmah” the wisdom; which means dialogue must be done “wisely”. This command of the Holly Quaran has vast and positive effects as it lays emphasis on the application of the fundamental rules and ethics of dialogue.

Our Research Papers will consist of the following topics:

  1. Meanings of “Dialogue”.
  2. Philosophy and Importance of Interfaith Dialogue.
  3. Sources of Interfaith dialogue.
  4. Advantages of Interfaith dialogue with local and International Religions.
  5. Suggestions
Keywords

Interfaith Dialogue, Holy Qur’an, Hikmah, International Religions.

Al-Wifaq

Vol 3

Issue 1

January – June 2020

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