Dr Anindita N. Balslev in conversation with His Holiness Dalai Lama, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, Dr Karan Singh and Reverend Mpho Tutu
The Four Cliusters of Questions
Anindita N. Balslev
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan I Quarterly Salaam, New Delhi, India I Vol 34, October 2013, No 4 I Page 142-149
Islam and Christianity have a common origin, that is, the Semitic tradition. Both are Semitic religions. Although the advent of Christianity was about six hundred years before that of Islam, but there are great similarities between the two religions. There is common ground between Islam and Christianity.
I have been asked to give my opinion about ‘inter-dependence in religion’. According to my experience, the word ‘inter-dependence’ is a confusing word as it leads to ambiguity. It is not very clear as when you say ‘inter-dependence’, it means that you are pre-supposing that each religion is true. As per my study, you have to study every religion objectively in your search for truth. One should not live in bias. The better way is not to pre-suppose and be biased and make an objective inter-study of all religions to find truth.