WCMIR Immediate Past President, Late Dr. Hamid Abdul Hai, with H. H. Dalai Lama
World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations
World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations welcomes you. Thank you for visiting our website. Members of WCMIR are committed to fostering mutual understanding and friendly relations among people of different faiths.
We believe all human beings are created by the one God and differences of color, gender, race, ethnicities, nationalities and languages are to recognize the goodness in each other. We invite you to help us create a better and more peaceful world for all of our fellow human beings. Peace!
Board of Directors
Interfaith Dialogue: A Guide For Muslims
Author: (Ed.) Muhammad Shafiq & Mohammed Abu-Nimer
eBook: Interfaith Dialogue: A Guide For Muslims
Interfaith Dialogue A Guide For Muslims
Islam recognizes a plurality of religions and asks Muslims to respect other religions. The primary role of interfaith dialogue is to remove misunderstanding and accept difference, the aim being to generate a climate of peaceful coexistence and harmonious social relations. And this is perhaps more needed today than ever before, as mankind is increasingly called upon to exercise tolerance in a markedly volatile world, where living and working together in diversity is fast becoming the norm. Interfaith dialogue is by no means easy, defensive reaction, uncomfortable exchange and an overwhelming desire to avoid a perceived compromise of deeply held principles are some of the pitfalls that can easily cool commitment and the best of endeavors. It is here that this Guide makes an important contribution. The book is designed to guide Muslims who are interested and/or involved in building relations with those of the Jewish and Christian faiths.
November 2023 Monthly Forum
• Impact of the Israeli Apartheid
• What Muslims in the U. S. can and should do?
• Rabbi Michael Davis, Clergy and seminary professor
• Dr. Aslam Abdullah, WCMIR Interim President, Fontana, CA
Official Statement of the Parliament of the World's Religions on the Israel-Hamas War
Official Statement of CIOGC on the Israel-Hamas War
Thousands of innocent civilian lives in Gaza and hundreds of innocent civilian lives in Israel have been, and are being, killed. In the span of a little over three weeks, the tally of children who have been killed is over three thousand, yet little has been done to stop this carnage.
The loss of life, the denial of humanitarian aid, and the detention and capture of civilians, however, are not the only casualties. We are witnessing acts of violence that are now spreading beyond the international boundaries of Gaza and Israel and are reaching our communities here in the United States.
Within the Chicago area faith communities, we have seen the brutal stabbing of a Muslim mother and the killing of her 6-year-old son, the burning of Israeli and Palestinian flags, and confrontations between protesters and counter-protesters. We are receiving hateful phone calls, emails, and leters. Anxiety and fear are gripping the Muslim and Jewish communities. This situation can no longer be termed an international affair.
The sanctity of life is rooted in the doctrines and traditions of our different faiths. Our beliefs demand that we acknowledge the sanctity of each human life, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. We are shouldered with the responsibility to exert our best efforts to stop further loss of innocent lives, regardless of what others have done or have failed to do. To de-escalate the
tensions here, positive and meaningful steps must be taken to de-escalate the violence there.
We ask that the Chicago faith leaders join in calling for:
• an immediate ceasefire of the war in Gaza and Israel.
• humanitarian aid be provided immediately and in such amount that meets the needs of the affected civilians, and
• the immediate release of all civilians taken hostage or unlawfully detained in Gaza, Israel, or the West Bank.
We proposed that this be issued as a public statement coupled with direct appeals to our federal elected officials to intervene and advance the demands of the statement.
Lives are being lost daily. Tensions in our communities continue to rise. Time is of the essence. Our willingness to act now is paramount.
A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights
Dinner will be Served
the Muslim Host Committee for the 2023 Parliament
and CIOGC Interfaith Committee
WCMIR @ Parliament Virtual Conference 2021
World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations (WCMIR)
Presents Two Panels During the Forthcoming
International Virtual Conference of the Parliament of the World Religions
Please Join us in These Events
Sunday, October 17, 2021, 10 – 10:45 am (CDT)
Scriptural Basis of Interfaith in Islam, Buddhism and Catholic Church
- Dr. Tanveer Azamt (USA)
- Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf (Malaysia)
- Dr. Ahmed Murad (USA)
- Dr. Ahmadullah Siddiqi (USA, Moderator)
Monday, October 18, 2021, 10 -10:45 am(CDT)
Preserving the Environment: A Sacred Duty and a Divine Call
- Dr. Aslam Parvaiz (India)
- Dr. Kahdeeja Abdullah (USA)
- Prof. Inamul Haq (USA)
- Dr. Aslam Abdullah (USA, Moderator)
The World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations (WCMIR), solely seeking the pleasure of Allah, is committed to the holistic well-being and prosperity of all human beings through fostering friendly relations among people of diverse faiths and to create a moral force for global peace, tolerance, and understanding at intra and inter-faith levels. It will focus on issues such as protection of human dignity, promotion of inter-faith and inter-cultural understanding, social and economic justice, eradication of poverty and hunger, violence and oppression as well as exploitation of earth and the environmental resources. WCMIR is particularly committed to reminding the Muslims of their Islamic responsibility to serve the humanity at large.