Reflections On Interfaith Dialogue; Basis, Aims And Needs (A Historical Study And Analytical Study Of Interfaith Dialogue In The Islamic Perspective)
The meaning of dialogue according to Quran, Hadith and the Muslim scholars will be discussed. A brief history of dialogue in Islam and the foundations laid for dialogue by the Muslim scholars will he described. This will be helpful for the Muslims to know how to go for dialogue with the people of other religions. There are different kinds of dialogue according to Muslim scholars. They have got different opinions about dialogue. Here, it will also be explained how dialogue took place in the past among Muslims and with other religions and its results on their relations. There are principles for dialogue according to the Holy Quran and the life of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), which helped in developing friendly relations with the followers of other religions. These also inform us about the purpose of dialogue.