n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Islamic perspective on xenophobia
|Article Title||Islamic perspective on xenophobia|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||208 - 224|
This paper attempts to look at the position of Islamic religion to a vexing and current issue called Xenophobia.
We therefore made spirited effort at explaining what Xenophobia is, and the position of Islam to racism, intolerance and any other inhuman act. We also try to show some of the teachings of prophet Muhammed (SAW) on social relations, the ethics of Islam and lastly, we examine the issue of social justice in Islam. All these were to convince people that Islam exalts brotherhood and detest racism on all its ramifications.
'And believe in what I have revealed, verifying that which is with you, and be not the first to deny it, neither take a mean rice in exchange for my communication; and Me, Me alone should you fear" (Quran 2 : 41) The Holy Quran advises humans to fear only Allah. Fear itself is actually one of the most prevalent ailments in today society. The Anxiety Network International reports that fear and anxiety disorders are the largest health problem in world today. (Richards)
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