Experts

Ramadan’s 'Truce of God'?

There are some hopeful signs that support a vision of a more tolerant and peaceful Ramadan.

Syrian refugees during Laylat al-Qadr, Cairo
Photo by: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
Ramadan, a key pillar of Islam, is currently celebrated by the faithful as a period of purification, introspection, and fasting. And yet, the “best month in Allah’s eyes” is also characterized by the intensification of violence against co-religionists and “infidels” throughout the arc of instability from West Africa to East Asia.

Despite this contradictory reality, is there still the possibility or probability of minimizing intra and inter-religious confrontations and maximizing ecumenical fraternalism in the Moslem World and beyond?



Read More...
   
Jpost.com, the online edition of the Jerusalem Post Newspaper - the most read and best-selling English-language newspaper in Israel. For analysis and opinion from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East. Jpost.com offers expert and in-depth reporting from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including diplomacy and defense, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Arab Spring, the Mideast peace process, politics in Israel, life in Jerusalem, Israel's international affairs, Iran and its nuclear program, Syria and the Syrian civil war, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's world of business and finance, and Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora.

All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2013