Q&A: I am a Muslim: What can I do to be more at peace with people of other religons?


People of any faith recognize that their faith has many beautiful truths, injunctions, and fulfilling aspects.  Because of these they are enriched in countless ways  by their affiliation to the faith.

But unless and until they consciously reject the declarations in their  scriptures that are hurtful to people of other faiths,  and recognize  deep in their hearts attitudes and   practices that degrade  people within one’s own faith (lower castes, untouchables, women, another sect) and the condemnation of other faiths (unbelievers, kafirs, nastikas), and fellow humans of different  sexual preferences, one cannot in good conscience feel better or more at peace with oneself or with people of other faiths.

Fortunately this awakening is slowly happening to an increasing number of people of ALL faiths in this century.

Peace, Salaam, Shalom, Shanti!

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Varadaraja V. Raman

Physicist, philosopher, explorer of ideas, bridge-builder, devotee of Modern Science and Enlightenment, respecter of whatever is good and noble in religious traditions as well as in secular humanism,versifier and humorist, public speaker, dreamer of inter-cultural,international,inter-religious peace.

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