between Islam and Eastern Religions to start tomorrow
19 February 2010
New Delhi (Milli Gazette - 19 February 2010): An
international conference of dialogue between Islam and Eastern religions
will be inaugurated here tomorrow, Saturday, by Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice
President of India. The conference is being held by major Indian Muslim
organisations with the cooperation of Jamia Millia Islamia's Zakir Husain
Institute of Islamic Studies and the Qatar-based World Union of Muslim
The inaugural session of the conference, to be held at the Ansari
Auditorium of the Jamia Millia, will be presided over by the President of
Jamiat Ulama-e Hind, Maulana Arshad Madni. Special invitees include Dr
Ibrahim Al-Naimi, head of the Qatar State’s Committee for World Dialogue
and World Union of Muslim Scholars’s vice president Prof. Ali Al-Quradaghi.
Important Muslim, Hindu, Buddhisht, Jain and Sikh religious leaders and
scholars will take part in the conference from across India as well as
neighbouring countries. Participants include Shankaracharya Onkaranand
Saraswati of Prayag, Jain TV’s Dr JK Jain, Sikh member of Pakistani
parliament Dr Araish Kumar, Art of Livings’ Swami Sadyojathah, Swami
Shantatmananda of Ramakrishna Mission, Dr. K.J. Yesudas and members of
Parliament Sardar Tarlochan Singh, Santosh Bagrodia and M. Rama Jois.
The conference aims at building better social relations between believers
of various faiths in South Asia and open ways of communication and
understanding between the people of the region. Delegates of all eastern
religions from across the country as well as Nepal, Pakistan, Srilanka and
some Arab countries are taking part in the conference. Hitherto, Islamic
dialogues have been held only with Christians and Jews. This is the first
attempt to start a dialogue between Islam and Eastern religions.
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