A comparative Study of Religious Pluralism and Diversity in the Perspectives of Semitic Religions

  • Imran Hayat Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • Prof. Dr. Tahira Basharat Chairperson, Department of Islamic Thought and Civilization, University of Management and Technology, Lahore
Keywords : Religious Pluralism, Diversity, Plural Society, Interfaith, Culture, Judaism, Christianity, Society, Civilization, Islam


The current study mainly focuses on the concept of religious pluralism and diversity in the perspectives of Semitic religions. It proceeds with the enriched evaluation of the concept of the religious pluralism and diversity. Religious pluralism has become the prevailing factors in the contemporary society and almost every region around the globe is dominated by religious, social, cultural and civilizational diversity. The perspective of religious pluralism in the light of two of the Abrahamic religions i.e. Judaism and Christianity is discussed briefly. Moreover, the study will describe the teachings of Islam on the concept of religious pluralism. It will analyze the theological and religious basis of the relationship of Islam with Christianity and Judaism. It also includes the opinions of the scholars about the idea of religious diversity. The current study also brings into the agenda of the status of Dhimmis in the Islamic state and clarifies some of the misconceptions regarding the position of non-Muslims in Islamic State. This article discusses the freedom of religion as well. The last part of the paper concludes the study with some of the findings.

How to Cite
HAYAT, Imran; BASHARAT, Prof. Dr. Tahira. A comparative Study of Religious Pluralism and Diversity in the Perspectives of Semitic Religions. Journal of Religious Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 01, p. 145-167, feb. 2021. ISSN 2663-0206. Available at: <https://jrs.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal3/article/view/296>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/journal.v4i01.296.