How Not to Do Hindu-Muslim Dialogue
Dr. Nick Sutton, director of the Oxford Center for Hindu Studies, offers a critical and respectful response to some of the gross misrepresentations of Hindu Traditions knowingly or unknowingly employed by Zakir Naik in his talks on Hinduism and Islam. The figure of Zakir Naik remains a paradigmatic example of how not to go about…
Hindu-Muslim Dialogue: Prospects and Pitfalls
Prof. Arvind Sharma and Saad Ismail explore the prospects and pitfalls of Hindu-Muslim dialogue. Focusing on theology and philosophy, the discussion demystifies common misunderstandings about Hinduism among Muslims and tries to explain Hinduism in Muslim terms as well as on its own terms. Is Hinduism monotheistic or polytheistic? Can we even ask this question about…
A Workshop on Hinduism For Muslims (Urdu)
Earlier this year, I was invited to deliver a series of public awareness talks conducted to raise consciousness among Muslims about Hindu traditions and to orient them to the requisite etiquette for inter-faith understanding.
Batman and Hindu-Muslim Dialogue: A Short Story
The Manbat from the DC Comics is a scientist-turned super-villain who has concocted a serum that turns him into a giant bat with super-human strength and hearing. But when the zoologist is under the effect of the serum, his IQ falls precipitously and he turns into a creature of pure instinct. However, there are occasional…