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Trialogue 158-175 TEXT (Islam 2).pdf - Tackling Roadblocks...

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158 Trialogue for risking her life. The late Sultan Muhammad :Oresrsted the Nazis’ anti-lewish laws enacted in Moroc1i . n to dduced as a kind of bridge to help Mus ms 0 fi ve ‘d rati fi cation with the Holocaust. From an Islamic persiec he- a Stronger l E id at be necessary, the teachings of Al—Qur an being xp suCh a be}? S'houTli:r5iir21b“Israeli conflict over Palestine is no excuse for many :4::lii:ss’:(d:iiting a lame attitude with regard to the Holocaust. ' ' tibil- al help to sensitize lews and Christians to our religious suscep Di ogue can ' issitudes of seeing them, or as the we special recognition fi erce pressure to have These examples are here a For Reflection and Discussmn t Jews l What is the sum total of numerous references 0 ' in Al-Qur'an? Despite a con Muslims have witnessed long per makes it possible to overcome past l-Q r’an? 2 Why is anti-Semitism irreconcilable With the message of A u 3 The author quotes the Qur'anic passage: ' mine " He says that this statement represe pluralism at the root of the ear . . . ‘. g b l‘ e that the foundation of your own religion affirms plura ism e iev 4 Would you want religious pluralism and . affirmed by your nation? the community 0 what particular ways? . . 2 t nations? your religion. Roadblocks to Dialogue With Christians “heir history as While Christians spent the fi rst three hundred years 0 t during the . ' ity Muslims rose to political power almos h Gamma sefatlhflildrpll; ’The abode of early Christendom were t e o . , Muslim Rome that of early Islam the Caliphate of Baghdad. However eir fate was scar , cuted community in Mecca, where th . Started as a perse Jerusalem. Centuries later, ferent from that of the early Christians in history have made us to imagine them to be. (Children of lsraegl ' t, the relations between leWS an ll'Cl‘Ve Sidds at harmony. What reasoning" conflicts and foster good relations. ”To you your religion and to me nted an affirmation of religious liest Muslim communityin Medina. Do you freedom of religion to be Tackling Roadblocks to Dialogue 159 seats of the Caliphate were taken, fi rst Cordova, by the Castellans, then Baghdad by the Mongols, Muslims in many parts of the world were subjected to centuries of suffering at the hands of Christians, a long period of persecu- tion that culminated in the seventy years of Communist rule when Islam became the prime target of a ferocious anti—religion policy. Some of us see our entire history primarily under the aspect of that persecu— tion. Others are unaware of the terrible fate their ancestors suffered. While Muslims should guard against a persecution complex, they need to know what Muslims have suffered just as much as they ought to know what others have suf» feted at the hands of Muslims. What other way is there to understand the human condition? Muslims need to be self—critical. They must desist from the widespread attitude of communalism at any price, that is to say, they must refrain from showing solidarity with those Muslims who commit crimes against
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