These words generated a largely positive reaction inside the mosque, but one can't help but wonder what policy implications, if any, the speech will have outside.
I believe that I was created to worship the creator, and to serve and treat His creation well. I believe that interfaith dialogue is part of my faith, duty, and calling as a Muslim.
Of course there is no such thing as the "best partner," but you want your loved one to feel that you are their best partner, right? Whether you're dating, married or seriously committed, the best gift you can give your loved one is to be supportive.
I know that God, Allah, Jesus, Bhagwan, Buddha are all names of the same higher power that created all of us. The same powerful being that created all of us from love, yet we separate ourselves from each other trying to prove that our religion is better than the other.
One of my earliest relationships was with a Pakistani guy named Saif. I remember my mother didn't approve when she saw the caller ID with an obvious Muslim last name across the screen.
I have been raised in an observant conservative Jewish household, and I frequently wrestle with daily prayer, which is very familiar to me. Therefore, I can readily see how a less observant student, without a regular relationship to a prayer experience outside of school, could find services onerous when thrust upon them in school.
Fairness toward our Muslim neighbors requires fair treatment of the Qur'an, including its difficult passages. This can be done by considering mainstream Muslim interpretations and exploring context.
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As someone born into an interfaith family, I am attracted to synergy, hybridity, complexity, and convergence.
Tolerance is not a basis for healthy human relationships. It will never lead to true community, for tolerance does not allow for learning, growth or transformation. Rather, tolerance keeps people in a state of suspended conflict and ignorance.
Some people charge that non-Muslims donning headscarves in solidarity amounts to cultural appropriation and is potentially offensive or somehow a setback to feminism, but I do not give these objections much credence.
Many Christians and Jews, ignorant of what the Qur'an proposes, instead project on Islam a version of intolerance and aggression from their own religious history.