USA: Panel discussion on Tolerance: A Key to Religious Freedom

The Religion News Foundation/Religion News Association will conduct a panel on Tolerance: A key to religious freedom on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 9:30 am -11:00 am at U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, 732 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, D.C.

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Pluralism and the Najran Christians: How Prophet Muhammad Went Beyond Tolerance

When the Christians of Najran arrived to Medina, Muhammad allowed them to pray in Nabawi mosque where the Muslims also prayed. This invitation was not only the first example of Christian-Muslim dialogue, but it was the first time that Christians prayed in a mosque. While Prophet Muhammad and the Najrans were not able to reach common ground on all theological issues, he nonetheless gave them a place to stay near his home, and even ordered Muslims to pitch their tent.

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