I have single mindedly devoted the whole of my attention to Him, Who created the heavens and the earth, and I am not of those who associate partners with Allah. (Al Quran 6:79)
Eyes cannot reach Him but He reaches the eyes. And He is the Incomprehensible, the All-Aware. (Al Quran 6:103)
Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times
To my ears the Jewish lady, Silvia Jonas, has the best opening statement starting approximately at minute 20 of the above video.
Later in the dialogue, I do admire other panelists for their contributions, the apologist for Christianity Richard Swinburne and Jessica Frazier, apologizing for Hinduism.
The collection below is meant to complete the discussion on various aspects of the dialogue above. I am theoretically inserting myself into the debate above, as there is no Muslim speaker there. But, indulge me a little, if you will, as in my self-satisfied moments, I think of myself as one of the most pluralistic Muslim: I am a Jew, a Catholic, a Christian and a Muslim; I am Zia H Shah.
If the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims are together talking to the agnostics and atheists among them, then their mutual religious differences, become insignificant if not irrelevant.
Without further adoo:
Epigraph: “Do not the disbelievers realize that the heavens and the earth were a solid mass, then We split them asunder, and We made from water every living thing? Will […]
Epigraph: Allah is the Light of the heavens and earth. His Light is like this: there is a niche, and in it a lamp, the lamp inside a glass, a […]
Epigraph: أَمْ خُلِقُوا مِنْ غَيْرِ شَيْءٍ أَمْ هُمُ الْخَالِقُونَ Have they been created from nothing, or they their own creators? (Al Quran 52:35) Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief […]
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Epigraph “We think that since God is the author both of his Word the Bible and of this universe, there must ultimately be harmony between correct interpretation of the biblical […]
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Source: The Muslim Sunrise, the very first Muslim quarterly of North America: The Muslim Sunrise, Spring 2018 volume Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times The […]
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Epigraph Eyes cannot reach Him but He reaches the eyes. And He is the Incomprehensible, the All-Aware. (Al Quran 6:103) Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the […]
Epigraph: But, you prefer this life, whereas the Hereafter is better and everlasting. The same is set forth in the earlier scriptures, the scriptures of Abraham and Moses. (Al Quran […]