Importance Of Multiculturalism

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The world is in which we are living is entering into a new phase, and intellectuals have not been hesitant to proliferate visions of what it will be ‘End of History’, the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great division among the man kind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural identities as was formulated earlier by great philosopher Huntington in his theory ‘Clash of Civilization’ Which seems to be relevant after 9/11 .Also in 1793, as R.R Palmar put it, the wars of the kings were over, and the wars of people begin. The word jihad has appeared widely in the Western news media following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the…show more content…
As such the liberal and social order should be based upon guaranteed basic freedoms having their source in the cultural contexts. The cultural pluralism is found in almost all the countries of the world. Multiculturalism therefore attaches importance to the separate and distinct identity of certain neglected and stigmatised sections of society. Culture is, according to the Collins dictionary, the sum of the ideas, customs, religion and art of a particular society. Multiculturalism, then, is the meeting of different societies and their cultures, ideas, customs, religions and…show more content…
This concept of mutual respect between religions has persisted in the development of Sufism. Sufi saints in India and world were viewed as protectors, even of the oppressed Hindus. Networks established by early Sufi saints in world demonstrated their fidelity to the Islamic concept of peace between differing systems of belief. More than anything, the networks of Sufi saints such as the 12th- and 13th-century CE figure Moinuddin Chishti contributed substantially to the growth of Islam in the country, supporting the Indian Sufi legacy. In the continuity of traditional Islam, the majority of Sunni scholars argued for coexistence with the other faith communities, while recognizing that fundamental disagreements could be dealt with through peace and understanding. This attitude found an Islamic context in the example of Muhammad, peace be upon him, who was asked about socially-beneficial endeavors preceding his prophet hood, and who answered that if disbelievers were to ask for him to settle such matters, he would do so. As Muslims through India 's history lived peacefully with other believers, we should carefully observe the vision of Sufi Islam as one of mercy, inherited from the prophet of Islam, Muhammad himself. It is often said that he forgave every personal attack he suffered from enemies and never became angry for personal reasons. When he

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