Muslims Engaging the Other and the Humanum, Farid Esack

How do Muslims engage the religious other [1] in a world that increasingly defies geographical, political, religious and ideological boundaries? This is a world where the “enemy” is often the internal self (e.g., the Saudi/Iranian/Sudanese regime or the Shi’ite/Qadiani/modernists) and the asylum provider the external other (Christian relief organizations, Amnesty International / your non-Muslim neighbor, etc). How do Muslims respond when we come face to face with the humanum, the essentially human, and its manifestation in lives of a tireless quest for compassion and commitment to justice that the other may lead? How do the various forms of engagement with the other facilitate or militate against efforts to challenge unjust socio-economic systems and create possibilities for more humane alternatives?

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Sead Zimeri has studied Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy and Religion, International Politics and Psychoanalysis. He is currently the project coordinator of "Islam and the Liberal Society" at the Liberalt Laboratorium (LibLab) thin tank in Oslo, Norway. http://www.liblab.no
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