These teachings and practices are a source of inspiration for human civilisation for all time to come it is evident that in the 1,400-year history of islam, whenever muslim societies flourished and set up highly developed societies, pluralism was a key characteristic of those societies. The islamic society of north america (isna) was established in plainfield, indiana, by the leaders of islamic student and professional organizations isna is an umbrella organization for many active islamic groups, including educational, youth, professional, community and relief organizations. A progressive muslims does not believe in sectarian islam and gives importance to quran and everything else progressive islam is respectful of entire humanity human quran.
Pluralism islam, however, came to the scene with an entirely novel and unique approach: pluralism unlike many other religions that insisted that salvation was for them and them alone, islam insisted that salvation was within the reach of all righteous monotheists. Pluralism is respecting the otherness of others and accepting the god given uniqueness of each other in this video, mike quotes from quran and the prophet's examples, and how pluralism is a way of life in islam. There are many other instances in the life and the teachings of the holy prophet which can help us understand islam’s recognition and respect for pluralism in society these teachings and practices are a source of inspiration for human civilisation for all time to come.
A version of this article first appeared in the july/august issue of islamic horizons egyptian writer mona eltahawy in a new york times article recounted her 2005 encounter with mohammed akef. An indepth discussion on the islamic perspective of religious pluralism this book offers rational answers to questions such as: will the great inventors and scientists, despite their worthy services for humanity, go to hell. Top-level islam portal essays introduction to islam islam in america the muslim experience issues for muslims in america. While islam stresses on the unity of humanity, it also recognizes human diversity and gives valuable principles to deal with ethnic, racial and religious differences in society this paper discusses religious pluralism in the light of quran and hadith.
Religious pluralism is a controversial subject in islam the primary sources that guide islam, namely quran and hadiths, offer contradictory positions on religious pluralism some verses support religious pluralism, while others discourage it the acceptability of religious pluralism within islam remains a topic of active debate. This is particularly so from an islamic perspective the quran is islam's foundational text regarded by muslims as the literal word of god it constitutes a primary source informing islamic law and it articulates several significant principles regarding inter-religious harmony, peaceful co-existence and religious pluralistic success.
It is evident that in the 1,400-year history of islam, whenever muslim societies flourished and set up highly developed societies, pluralism was a key characteristic of those societies the abbasids’ baghdad, the fatimids’ cairo, not to forget the umayyads’ cordoba, became centres of excellence by welcoming and nurturing the best minds from different regions, backgrounds, faiths, etc.
Religious pluralism is a contested issue in modern islamic countries twenty three (23) islamic countries have laws, as of 2014, which make it a crime, punishable with death penalty or prison, for a muslim, by birth or conversion, to leave islam or convert to another religion. Abdulaziz sachedina, professor of islamic studies at george mason university, in his book the the islamic roots of democratic pluralism, cites chapter 2 verse 213 to argue about the pluralistic.
A progressive muslims does not believe in sectarian islam and gives importance to quran and everything else progressive islam is respectful of entire humanity human quran follow us : home authors islam and pluralism the qur’an allows believers to marry jews and christians ejaz naqvi. Pluralism of islam as al-ta῾addudiyyah al- sam ḥah, that is, pluralism which implies recognition and engagement inclined towards facilitation and ease diversity and pluralism: a qur’ānic perspective 29 icr 11 produced and distributed by pluto journals wwwicrplutojournalsorg 4.