Narrative of Religious Pluralism in Semitic Religions in the context of Postmodern Politics

  • Rizwan Rasheed Lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies, Govt. Degree College Makhdoom Rasheed, Multan, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Saeed Sheikh Assistant Professor, /Incharge, Modern Progressive Centre of Excellence in Islāmic Studies, the Islāmia University of Bahawalpur.
Keywords : Religious Pluralism, Postmodern Politics, Semitic Religions

Abstract

Religious Pluralism is vital to develop a peaceful & harmonize universal human society yet the narrative of Religious Pluralism is being manipulated by inclusive and exclusive approaches driven politically. It is observed that, in present time, use of religious sentiments to achieve certain political objective is being more common than decades ago. However it cannot be denied that in present time, we are living together in a greater proximity than ever before. People feel proud to be associated with different nations, ethnic groups based on color, race and geographical regions. Yet humans do not acknowledge what they share all and have more common among them, that they all are human being and belong to mankind. Mere advancement in science and information technology cannot bring human being close to each other but the positive sentiments that they hide and keep inside their mind for their fellow beings. In Western intellectual and political narrative, Islamic theology is claimed to be a less religious pluralistic in nature for fellow Semitic and non- Semitic religions but in first two decades of twenty first century, surprisingly series of unpleasing events are occurring on international arena other than Islamic world that caught the attention of world intellectuals. Therefore, an academic discourse is utmost need of the time to define religious pluralism without being discriminatory to any religion and ism. Harmony and tranquilization between entire mankind is the gateway to peaceful earth. This article is a humble effort to analyze the narrative of religious pluralism by examining the current politics in the context of ground realities. By putting all these evidences together, and adopting qualitative research methodology, it is concluded that Muslim Civilization is more Religious Pluralistic in nature, in words and deeds. Islamic Ideology is deliberately being defamed by certain elements to achieve political goals.

Published
2020-11-01
How to Cite
RASHEED, Rizwan; SHEIKH, Dr. Muhammad Saeed. Narrative of Religious Pluralism in Semitic Religions in the context of Postmodern Politics. Journal of Religious Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 01, p. 95-115, nov. 2020. ISSN 2663-0206. Available at: <http://jrs.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal3/article/view/264>. Date accessed: 23 nov. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/journal.v4i01.264.