Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism: Spiritual and Ethical Affinities by Reza Shah KazemiCommon Ground Between Islam and Buddhism: Spiritual and Ethical Affinities by Reza Shah Kazemi

Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism: Spiritual and Ethical Affinities

byReza Shah Kazemi, H. H. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Hamza Yusuf Hanson

Paperback | May 1, 2010

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Forging a interfaith dialog between traditions that typically stand at odds, this groundbreaking book explores the scriptural and spiritual tenets of Islam and Buddhism in relation to one another, creating a basis for comparison and analysis of the two traditions. Written by eminent scholars, this discussion juxtaposes foundational principles and practices by linking underlining principles and fostering a mutual appreciation between followers of both religions. This interfaith volume discusses metaphysical traditions and philosophical studies born of Islam and Buddhism, places them in context with each other, thus encouraging understanding, and providing a point of reference for continued learning and cooperation.
Forging an interfaith dialog between traditions that typically stand at odds, this groundbreaking book explores the scriptural and spiritual tenets of Islam and Buddhism in relation to one another, creating a basis for comparison and analysis of the two traditions. The discussion juxtaposes foundational principles and practices by linking underlying principles and fostering a mutual appreciation between followers of both religions. This interfaith initiative focuses upon metaphysical and ethical aspects of Islam and Buddhism, placing them in context with each other, thus encouraging understanding, and providing a point of reference for continuing and deepening reciprocal respect and collaboration. In their respective introductions to this book, H.H. the Dalai Lama states that the book helps demonstrate that Islam is indeed a 'path of salvation'; while leading Islamic scholar of jurisprudence, Prof Mohammad Hashim Kamali, asserts that on the basis of this book one can argue that Buddhism is an authentic 'deen' or religion.
Reza Shah Kazemi is the author of a number of works on comparative religion and Islamic spirituality, including Paths to Transcendence: According to Shankara, Ibn Arabi & Meister Eckhart. Hamza Yusuf Hanson is a lecturer and the founder of the Zaytuna Institute. He lives in Berkeley, California. H. H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is the s...
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Title:Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism: Spiritual and Ethical AffinitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Fons VitaeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1891785621

ISBN - 13:9781891785627

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"Common Ground is both informative and inspiring. I am grateful for this initiative and believe that Muslims and Buddhists who live together, from America to Malaysia, will benefit from this scholarship and guidance."  —Ingrid Mattson, president, Islamic Society of North America