Karen Armstrong speaks on Religion and violence

Punjab Governor Lt. Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool hosted a lecture for famed scholar, author, Karen Armstrong at the Governor’s House on Saturday.

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Ms. Armstrong is one great scholar who has produced remarkable works on comparative religion. Her unbiased views on the topic have made her famous, especially among the Muslims, all the world over.

The lecture was attended by students, lecturers and scholars from different universities and colleges.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Armstrong said, “Political and selfish ambitions of a few individuals have led the whole world to an unprecedented level of violence, but religions have nothing to do with this phenomenon.

Islam is a religion of peace and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the prophet (PBUH) of our age because he taught tolerance and always tried to figure out things through dialogue. Several agreements signed by the prophet with various governments and tribes express his vision for peace and harmony”. For details check out this link

2 Comments so far

  1. iblees (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    True. Karen is a great scholar, but lets not confuse (and use) it with Pro Islamic ideas. She’s an in history of religions, and why the basic idea of religion is required for the masses, we can learn a great lot from her (instead of using her knowledge as an scapegoat!).

  2. iblees (unregistered) on November 6th, 2006 @ 8:09 pm

    Type in last comment, line should readd: She’s an expert in history of religions…

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