Interaction among various ethnic groups from Islamic perspective

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Ethnic diversity is one of Allah the Almighty's signs of His creation. Differences in terms of skin color, physical appearance and language are some of the unique characteristics of human beings as part of the beauty in Allah's creation. These differences should be perceived as part of the grace given by Allah to the humankind. This appreciation towards Allah's gift must therefore be shown in the right way. One of the ways is through the polite and civilized interaction among the various ethnic groups. The diversity of certain nations is certainly significant because from the differences of ethnicity different potentials will emerge that can be shared between various ethnic groups in the concept of sharing. The differences in culture between ethnics also show the different ideas and levels of intellectual, creativity and innovation. Differences in thoughts and ideas also results in the beauty and the uniqueness in terms of food, culture and science and technology. Unfortunately, there is still prejudice from certain parties toward interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims. To obtain information about this topic for this study, content analysis method was used. The findings show that Islam has a clear policy when interacting with others and at the same time, it preserves the rights of non-Muslims. Each Muslim therefore has to respect their rights.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Sciences (Pakistan)
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Ethnic interaction
  • Human being
  • Malaysia
  • Muslims
  • Physical appearance

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Interaction among various ethnic groups from Islamic perspective. / Basir @ Ahmad, Aminudin; Mohamad, Zulkifli; Muslim, Nazri; Alias, Jamsari; Zainal, Khalim.

In: Social Sciences (Pakistan), Vol. 7, No. 4, 2012, p. 517-521.

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