THE THOUGHT AND CONTRIBUTION OF GULEN FETHULLAH IN INTERFAITH DIALOGUE (PEMIKIRAN DAN SUMBANGAN FETHULLAH GULEN DALAM DIALOG ANTARA AGAMA)

Ahmad Faizuddin Ramli

Abstract


The correlation between religion, race, and culture lead to the establishment of human civilisation. Peoples from different background were able to have mutual understanding and develop harmonious society. Primarily, spiritual practices empower this civilisation and create perfect soul. A distinguished scholar named Fethullah Gulen is a leading scholar of his own theories in inter-religious dialogue local and international context. This article aims to discuss on the ideas of Fethullah Gulen especially relates to the interfaith dialogue. This is a qualitative research where it applies literature review as its method and design. The outcome of this research is the thought of Fethullah Gulen in inter-religious dialogue influenced by Said al-Nursi (the leaders of the Turkish-Islamic thinker). The approach of Said and Fethullah highlights element of tolerance and mutual dialogue. Fethullah Gulen movement appears to be more active through education using distinctive mediums of ideas.


Keywords


interreligious dialogue, Fethullah Gulen, religious tolerance, Gulen movement, religious pluralism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/umran2017.4n2.152

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