Toward a global civilization of love and tolerance by Fethullah Gulen
TOWARD A GLOBAL CIVILIZATION OF LOVE AND TOLERANCE
That is what this book is about. It presents the thoughts of one of the most influential Muslim scholars and spiritual leaders in the Islamic world today.
The movement inspired and guided by Fethullah Gulen is offering Muslims a way to live out Islamic values amidst the complex demands of modern societies.
From its origins in Turkey, the movement has spread rapidly, through its schools in many countries, its cultural and media activities, and through the social projects and dialogue encounters of Turks in diaspora in Europe, North America, and Australia, to the point that the influence of the Gulen movement is being felt in virtually all regions where Muslims live as majorities or minorities.
‘This book has a double purpose. On the one hand, it is a call to Muslims to a greater awareness that Islam teaches the need for dialogue and that Muslims are called to be agents and witnesses to God’s universal mercy.
Mr. Gillen calls upon his broad knowledge of the Islamic tradition by bringing together the Qur’anic Scripture, the hadith (the Prophet’s traditions) reports from Muhammad, and the insights of Muslims down through the ages, to build a convincing argument that tolerance, love, and compassion are genuinely Islamic values that Muslims have a duty to bring to the modem world.
On the other hand, the book is an invitation to non-Muslims to move beyond prejudice, suspicion, and half-truths to arrive at an