Here is the English abstract of Abolqasem Valizadeh (Muslem Clergy; Faculty Member, Department of Islamic Teachings, Urmia University, Iran) presentation at the 3nd pre-con meeting of the conference “Imam Reza (PBUH) and Interreligious Dialogue" which was held in Urmia University, Iran on October 28, 2023.
Behavioral Pluralism as a Symbol of Ethnic and Religious Unity
Islam is exclusive in terms of truthfulness, as it includes all divine laws, but not only those who have converted to the true religion are considered the people of salvation. In fact, Islam is pluralistic in terms of peaceful coexistence. The subject of this research is behavioral pluralism. The aim of this research is to prove that, although religious pluralism and epistemological on are rejected in Islam, practical and behavioral pluralism is accepted and recommended by Islamic scholars. Considering that the Qur'an and the narrations of the infallibles (.a.s) emphasize the preservation of unity and the observance of the rights of all human beings, including neighbors and even non-Muslims, it seems that unity is one of the most important symbols of behavioral pluralism. The research method is descriptive-analytical.
Translator: Mahdi Qasemi