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Belief and Respect in Multicultural Society: Religious Approach in the Globalised World

Syed Shahid Ali1, Atif Suhail Siddiqui2, Mahmud Ahmad3, Mohd Roslan Mohd Nor4, Khadijah Mohd Khambali Hambali3, Mohamad Zaid Mohd Zin5, Ahmad Faisal Mahdi6 and Ahamad Asmadi Sakat7
  • 1 Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
  • 2 Department of Islamic Thought, Imam Mohammad Qasim Alnanawtawi Institute, Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband, 247554, UP, India
  • 3 Department of Akidah and Islamic Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 4 Department of Islamic History and Civilization, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 5 Centre for Islamic Thought and Understanding, University Technology Mara, 94300 Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 6 Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Technology Mara, 94300 Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 7 Department of Al Quran and Al Sunnah Studies, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract

Problem statement: This article begins with an effort to discuss the wisdom of discussing belief and religion in multicultural society in the world. Approach: The article focuses that human beings cannot reach to the entire truth even to the visible or experienced things through their wisdom, so to trace God’s existence based on mere intellectual capacity is baseless. The misconception regarding the unity of religions or religious pluralism is also discussed in this article. The article is written in the view of solidarity of entire humanity with the following of one eternal religion, as well as examines Islam’s major role as being the religion of God. Results: This article finds that revelation is needed beyond the human intellectual capacity. God guides humanity through the revelation on those matters, which are beyond human intellect. The concept of one religion, adhering to the teachings from God directly should be the central idea of human intelligence. Conclusion: The article finds that Islam has answered those questions, i.e., the God as a Creator, revelation, resurrection and the responsibility of human being as the most blessed creation of God. These questions are often raised in the mind of a common human being-a believer in God and often in the search of truth.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 10, 2012, 1571-1576

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.1571.1576

Submitted On: 5 July 2012 Published On: 15 August 2012

How to Cite: Ali, S. S., Siddiqui, A. S., Ahmad, M., Nor, M. R. M., Hambali, K. M. K., Zin, M. Z. M., Mahdi, A. F. & Sakat, A. A. (2012). Belief and Respect in Multicultural Society: Religious Approach in the Globalised World. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(10), 1571-1576. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2012.1571.1576

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Keywords

  • Belief
  • intelligence
  • God
  • religions
  • multicultural society
  • experienced things
  • human intellect
  • needed beyond