Call to focus on similarities

Dr Amal Sayyid discusses the text in the context of recent racial and religious conflicts in an event


By News Desk March 21, 2019
The International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). PHOTO: FILE

The Department of English, in collaboration with the Contemporary Poetics Forum, IIUI held a book launch for Prof Ayaz Afsar’s newly published book, Quranic and Biblical Narrative Discourse: A Contemporary Approach.

Dr Amal Sayyid while speaking on the occasion discussed the text in context of recent racial and religious conflicts and mentioned how it shows an alternative response that focuses on shared narratives and similarities rather than on differences.

She said Dr Afsar’s work does not try to liberalise Islam or to produce some sort of apologetic narrative, but rather it acknowledges the similarities between faiths without sacrificing anything to the secular.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2019.

E-Publications

Most Read

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ