Aligarh : Dr Aamir Riyaz, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) delineated unity of humanity in Islam and how the religion recognises human diversity and gives valuable principles to deal with differences in society.
He was speaking on ‘Religion of Islam and Pluralistic Society’ as an invited guest speaker in the online international conference, ‘Religiosity and Secularism in Futuristic Context’ of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
Dr Riyaz’s speech was a part of Buddhist and Pali University’s Webinar Series.
He discussed the primary and secondary sources of Islam, the Islamic pillars, concepts of pluralism in the Islamic religion with references of Quranic verses.
Dr Riyaz explained the avoidance of exclusivist approach and the need for maintaining peace and harmony mentioned in the Islamic scriptures.