By Eman Bukhari
All around the world people, practice different religions and cultures; they have different histories and speak different languages.
The fastest growing religion with currently 1.6 billion followers is Islam. Even though the Quran is in Arabic, this has not stopped its message spreading all over the world. It has been translated into 47 languages and specific versus into 114 languages. The religion speaks to everyone and everything in life, the hereafter and before the dawn of man. Its message is universal. It speaks of peace, harmony, respect, justice, acceptance, freedom and tolerance between individuals, faiths and cultures.
The mosaic of diversity is Allah’s will, and therefore Islam supports it. As the Quran says:
To speak ill of any other faith or people is un-Islamic,
Human life is precious and valuable in Islam and is to be respected no matter whose life it is. We were all created to worship Allah and do good while being just, and intolerance to those who are different is neither.