By: Hasbi Sen, M. Hum*
Islam, especially its divine book holy Quran, demonstrates the prominence of peace and harmony between the communities. Through itsverses as in the verse 5:16 (where with Allah guides all who seeks his good pleasure to ways of peace and safety) Quran seeks a peaceful situation between the communities.
Human beings are naturally inclined towards beauty, perfection, goodwill, and justice. They like these attributes, and dislike ugliness, imperfection, selfishness and injustice. A society can be a real society and become a means of progress only if it posesses high attributes. Otherwise it is a deceptive society, and it can lead humanity to disaster rather than happiness. A proof of this two world war, the death of millions of people, and near-ruining of the world. A system that benefits a small minority while leaving the great majorty in poverty.
Other problem is internal conflict among Muslims and disharmony between Muslims and non-Muslims. We must save harmony in multicultural dan multi-religion society. In this paper I try to present thought of Said Nursi for peace building in the multicultural society.
*Founder of Nur Semesta Foundation Jakarta
**This Paper was presented at symposium on “CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN A PERSPECTIVE OF PEACE:LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS” Fikom UP, Jakarta, July 30, 2015
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