Dr. Habibullah Halimi Jolodar's presentation:  Quran’s Attitude to Religions
16 February 2024
Dr. Habibullah Halimi Jolodar's presentation:  Quran’s Attitude to Religions

Here is the English abstract of Habibullah Halimi Jolodar (Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Quran and Hadith, University of Mazandaran's presentation at the 11nd pre-con meeting of the conference “Imam Reza (PBUH) and Interreligious Dialogue" which was held in University of Mazandaran (Babolsar, Iran) on  December 19, 2023.



 Quran’s Attitude to Religions

In the culture of God Almighty, the term "religions" has no place, but "religion" is central, and in the divine decree, only one religion is mentioned, under the title of "Islam". Accordingly, the truth of religion is one, but it has been revealed to the great prophets in the form of different heavenly books. Based on the author's research, the religious multiplicity that has been attributed to each of the divine prophets is due to the difference in "law" or "rituals". According to the time of each prophet, special rules and practical instructions were revealed that were needed for the intellectual and spiritual needs of that era, while the principles and components of religion were the same for all prophets. The Qur'an also confirms and protects the beliefs of the past heavenly books. God has taken a covenant from all prophets to support and accompany the prophets after themselves, and in this way, he emphasizes this matter to their followers as well. Therefore, the Qur'an is the confirmer and protector of all heavenly books and carries the message of them. According to religion, the most righteous is the one who is submissive and obedient to Abraham’s religion. Therefore, the Qur'an calls for the following of the Hanif Abrahamic religion, in order to negate the deviant thoughts of distorted Judaism and Christianity. In this research, it is explained that God has made his religion more complete from each prophet than the previous one, until finally in the time of Prophet Mohammad, religion was brought to the utmost perfection and completion.



Translator: Mahdi Qasemi