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Conceptual basics for unity in multi ethnic diversity : the Qur'anic and prophetic paradigm

Gilani, Sayyid Muhammad Yunus and Islam, Tazul (2012) Conceptual basics for unity in multi ethnic diversity : the Qur'anic and prophetic paradigm. International Journal on Quranic Research , 2 (2). 000-000. ISSN 2180-4893

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Islam affirms that the universe is a unity emanating from a single Will of the Sustaining Lord; and man himself is a part of this universe, dependent upon and related to all other parts; individuals are as atoms in the universe, therefore, they must have the same dependence upon and relation to one another. So, the Islamic belief is that the humanity is an essential unity; its scattered elements must be brought together, its diversity must give place to unity. This worldview of unity in diversity or cosmopolitanism is widely seen in the Qur’an and the Prophetic practices of multi-cultural unification which overwhelmingly focus on freedom of religion, inter-religious symbiosis and reciprocal obligations, religious tolerance, just and equal treatment to the non-Muslim subjects and social security towards them, conflict resolution, developing mutual understanding through dialogue and mutual cooperation in common interest. This paper aims to introduce the Islamic concepts of cosmopolitanism in a theoretical and practical framework by conducting an analytic textual reading of the concerned Qur’anic verses and a historical survey of the Prophet’s (pbuh) efforts at unity in diversity

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5372/29070
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unity, ethnic, Qur’an, Sunnah, Islamic belief, Muhammad
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.8 Universality of Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Yunus Gilani
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2013 07:13
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2013 07:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29070

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