Contemporary Significance Of Interfaith Harmony: In The Light Of Seerat Tayyaba

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Dr. Maryam Noreen , Dr. Nazia bibi , Dr. Habib ur Rehman , Dr.Salma Anjum , Sidra Begum , Maryam bibi


Islam is a religious faith characterized by principles of peace and compassion, advocating for the inherent dignity of all individuals, regardless of their social status, racial background, or religious affiliation. The principles of compassion and tolerance are evident in several facets of Islam and in the exemplary life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

We inhabit a cultural milieu in contemporary global civilization characterized by diverse religious and belief systems. Religious diversity is an inherent and widespread reality within our society. Despite their numerous intellectual and practical distinctions, all religions are committed to advancing human well-being. All of them promote the values of ethics and compassion inside individuals. However, regrettably, despite these moral teachings, the erroneous view of pluralism has resulted in the emergence of religious extremism and the disharmony observed in inter-religious relations that we currently encounter. In the contemporary era, it is undeniable that numerous lives have been lost in the context of religious conflicts. Over the past two decades, the international community has witnessed a significant rise in inter-religious disputes and confrontations. Indeed, at the regional level, every individual has a pervasive sense of insecurity and profound hatred, frequently driven by religious disparities.

To effectively address the issue of religious disputes and promote Unity amidst diversity, it is imperative to foster peaceful relationships and cultivate a spirit of tolerance towards differing opinions. This research study aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of the concept of Religious Tolerance, as interpreted through the lens of two prominent Islamic sources, namely the Quran and Seerah. To foster improved relationships and mutual respect among individuals of many religious beliefs, examining the causes of intolerance and exploring how the Quran and Seerah offer guidance on cultivating a spirit of religious tolerance throughout society is imperative. In this discourse, we will examine the promotion of interfaith tolerance and the recognition of its patterns and extent, considering its present significance.

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