Shariah Dean Stresses on Interfaith Dialogue

April 29, 2008

Author: Anwar Elshamy

Source: Gulf Times

Interfaith dialogue should continue in spite of the obstacles and challenges ahead to avert a clash between religions, said the dean of the Shariah College at Qatar University, Aisha al-Mannai, yesterday.

Addressing a press conference yesterday at the newly-established Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue, al-Mannai said that the potential religious conflicts around the world made it necessary for followers of religions to be involved in interfaith dialogue.

“Let’s continue interfaith dialogue till the Judgment Day. We have no choice but to go ahead with such dialogues. If we failed to stop the clash between religions, at least we would be able to delay it. Even if the interfaith dialogue proved to be futile on the practical level, it would not harm any of those involved in the process,” al-Mannai said.