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Respect between races & religions

  1. 1. Respect Between Races & Religions By Taufiq Hussien Malaysian Islamic Study Group Oct 30, 2010
  2. 2. Reality of the World • Do we know how many religions are there in the world? • Have we learned about any religions other than Islam? • Did it ever occur red to us that other people are not trying to understand our religion (Islam)? • Have we ever talked about Islam with our friends? • Have we tried to reason with a non-Muslim about our Islamic belief?
  3. 3. Reality check • Ever heard about Jainism? Rastafari? How about Baha’i? Sikhism? • What is the perception of Muslim if someone learn about Budhism? Or Christianity? • Reality check? Why did we have that thought? • What kind of discussion? Heated or just fun-facts? • Were you being defensive?
  4. 4. What do people think of Muslims?
  5. 5. Comparison with major religions • Islam and Christianity http://muslim-canada.org/islam_christianity.html • Islam and Buddhism http:// www.berzinarchives.com/web/en/archives/study/islam/general/common_fe • Islam and Hinduism http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/h_islam.asp • Islam and Judaism http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/essays/comp/cw5islamjudais mlawp1kh.htm • Comparison chart http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/comparison_charts/islam_jud aism_christianity.htm
  6. 6. New danger: Post Modernism • A kind of philosophy that challenges the role of religion • Denying the existence of an ultimate principle (including – and especially religion) • Relying on concrete experiences vs. abstract principles • Example: male vs. female, straight vs. gay, white vs. black etc. • Key person: Heidegger, Derrida, Foucalt, Lyotard,
  7. 7. Races • Race refers to classifications of humans into populations or groups based on various factors, such as their culture, language, social practice or heritable characteristics Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Online
  8. 8. How do we respect other races & religions? • Let’s discuss ;)
  9. 9. Q & A
  10. 10. Q & A

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