The dialogue of Hikma: generating harmony in muslim–non-muslim relations

Suraya Sintang, and Khadijah Mohd Khambali @ Hambali, and Azizan Baharuddin, and Nurhanisah Seni, and Suhaida Shaharud-din, and Wan Ariffin Wan Yon, and Baharuddin Malek, and Mahmud Ahmad, and Mohd Roslan Mohd Nor, (2013) The dialogue of Hikma: generating harmony in muslim–non-muslim relations. Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations, 24 (2). pp. 213-224. ISSN 1469-9311


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This article seeks to explain the concept of the dialogue of h.ikma as a qur’anic principle in developing harmony in Muslim–non-Muslim relations. Living together harmoniously is essential in a community made up of a myriad of cultures and religions. Efforts to create harmony can be realized through the dialogue of h.ikma and by inculcating it as the culture in daily life interaction. This is truly essential in the context of mixed-faith families. In order to explore how the dialogue of h.ikma can be applied in Muslim–non-Muslim relations, this article examines the experience of Muslim converts living together with their non-Muslim families of origin. The research was conducted through in-depth interviews with selected Muslim converts from a variety of cultural backgrounds, living in the area of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The results indicate that Muslim converts share similar experiences in applying the dialogue of h.ikma as a mechanism for solving family problem arising as a result of conversion to Islam

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dialogue; hikma; Muslim; non-Muslim; conversion; Sabah
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: SCHOOL > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
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Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 03:27
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 02:30

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