“For you is your religion, and for me is my religion” (Qur’an: 109/6) Examples of Religious Tolerance in the Qur’an in Terms of Building a Harmonious WorldJournal: International Journal of Science Culture and Sport (IntJSCS) (Vol.3, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
Authors : Harun ŞAHİN;
Page : 547-556
Keywords : Religion; İslam; Peace; Faith; Tolerance;
Faith is a matter of personal conviction, and does not depend on worldly motives. Worship should be performed with sincere and pure intensions rather than for any kind of materialistic expectations. Islam insisted on pure worship of the One True God. The prophet firmly resisted all appeals to worldly motives, and stood firm to his Message of eternal Unity. When it comes to religious freedom in Islam and especially in its holy book, The Qur’an, we see many verses promoting religious freedom. These are some examples: 1] “Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth has been made clear from error. (2:256) 2]“For you is your religion, and for me is my religion (Qur’an: 109/6) 3]“Say, "The truth is from your Lord": Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it)…) (Qur’an: 18/29) As we notice, although Allah desires that His servants (humans) follow His path and live accordingly, He, in his very own words in the many verses as mentioned above, declares that there must be complete freedom in accepting or rejecting a belief or a religion in this world. But at the end, He will judge His servants in the Hereafter according to their beliefs and actions performed in this world.
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