by Neelam Hafiz
Allah Ta’ala has given man intellect to think which is what sets us apart from any other species and is the reason why we must learn about the faiths and cultures of other people and make them aware of Islam. This is so that we comprehend each other’s values and by conversing on the subject of mutually shared values, attain mutual confidence and reliance, for the Qur’an has encouraged acting upon and paying attention to mutually shared values. Therefore, rather than propagating conflicts and disputes by focusing on controversial issues, attempts should be made to make the atmosphere more pleasant by stressing commonly shared values and making them the topic of discussion. Where there is mutual understanding, mutual confidence and respect will automatically prevail In Sha Allah!