International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Upon Common Values in Religions and Qur'anic Approach
Dr. Mehmet ŞANVER

In this paper, it will be shortly discussed the attitude of the Qur'an on the common values in it messages for "People of the book" and in the process of communicate with them and the role of this attitude in setting up proximity to interlocutor. Shared values play a significant role in establishing close ties and good relations with the people of various intellectual and religious backgrounds. It is the duty of each partner in dialog to put these values forward. This is exactly what the Qur’an does when addressing the people of the book. This approach plays provides a ground for a genuine dialog through which the Qur’anic truths can be told. This, in a sense, is an attempt to keep the dialog and therefore invitation going to convey the Qur’anic message. By following this strategy, the Qur’an aims to bring the people of the book to truth rather than to keep them away from it. This article attempts to analyze, from the point of view of religious education, the ways in which the Qur’an refers to the shared values in presenting its message to its addressee.

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