Aligarh: Prof Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Honorary Director, K.A. Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies delivered his paper on “The Unity of Islamic World in Quranic Perspective”. The conference was organized by the Iranian Association of Quranic Studies and Islamic Culture, Tehran, Iran.
In his paper, Prof Kidwai elucidated several Quranic passages and hadith which adduce the ideals of fraternity, peaceful coexistence, and diversity amid unity. He brought into high relief the Islamic exhortations which are universal, without admitting any divisive labels of ethnicity, colour, language, or sect. The bond of friendship and trust between the Makkan Muhajirun and Madinan Ansar, overseen by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is unprecedented in history and needs to be replicated by Muslims across the world today for their own benefit and salvation.