|INTERFAITH DIALOGUE AND INTERFAITH HARMONY|
|Written by Administrator|
|Saturday, 28 June 2008 16:08|
We believe our Lord - Allah created the Universe. He is Rabbul Aalameen – the Creator and Sustainer of Mankind. Allah created man and gave him the ability to think & analyze and to recognize & learn about his Creator through His signs and His knowledge in various ways. Therefore man finds different ways and means to know about his Creator. Some people try to find the Creator through science while others through traditions. No matter which way we chose – they all converge towards one destination, the Creator – Allah. Because Allah created Man, therefore he built into him all the capabilities that were needed for him to find his Creator. Man through these clues tries to find ways to recognize the attributes of his Creator – the wisdom, the magnanimity and by following His commandments to live the life that his Creator intended for him.We see different races, religions and nations recognized by different names in the world. Similarly in our country, we see different people from different sects, religions and communities. Allah has blessed each one of them equally with the ability to think and analyze. Islam talks about equality and gives the message of justice. Allah says in Al Quran: There is no compulsion in Deen (Religion). We cannot compel anybody to change their religion. Allah says in Surah 10 Al Yunus Ayah 99: 'And if thy Lord willed, all who are in the earth would have believed together. Wouldst thou (Muhammad) compel mankind until they are believers?' Until we get to know the people of other religions and communities and until we learn to communicate with them, we will never be able to respect them nor will they be able to respect us. We will never be able to create an environment of love, trust, peace and brotherhood amongst mankind.Arrahman Arraheem Network in its effort to promote Interfaith Dialogue and Interfaith Harmony has been visiting and communicating with the scholars & their followers in Christian Churches, Hindu Mandirs, Sikh Gurdwaras and Mosques of all sects - spreading the message of the importance of communication & dialogue and promoting understanding & mutual respect for each others' beliefs & values.
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