Article: “The Common Word”: Reflections on Muslim-Christian Dialogue – By Khalil Andani at Ismaili Mail

“Say: O People of the Book! Come to a common word between us and you: that we shall worship none but God, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside God. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).”

(Holy Qur’an 3:64)

Article: “The Common Word”: Reflections on Muslim-Christian Dialogue - By Khalil Andani

A unique feature of the modern age is the encounter taking place between people who belong to different religious traditions. Unfortunately, some have branded the particular encounter between Muslims and non-Muslims as a “clash of civilizations” when it is actually a “clash of ignorance”. An important aspect of such an encounter is the dialogue between Christians and Muslims – adherents of the two largest faiths in the world – and in this article I present a reflection on how such a dialogue can be approached from the eyes of a Muslim.

The Qur’an instructs Muslims to invite people to the recognition of God but also prescribes a specific manner in which this should be performed:

“Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and debate with them in the most beautiful manner…”

(Holy Qur’an 16:125)

 

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