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Experts speak on the importance of inter faith interactions

Imam Twahidi is an Iranian born Australian Imam and Rajiv Malhotra is an American Indian author, who has written acclaimed books like The Battle for Sanskrit.

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Updated: Feb 09, 2019, 05:45 AM IST

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The talk on the topic of faith was organised at Arth. The topic of discussion was, "Importance of inter-faith dialogue". The talk was between Iranian born Australian Imam Twahidi and American Indian author Rajiv Malhotra. It was moderated by Vishwa Alduri. Imam Twahidi is an Iranian born Australian Imam and Rajiv Malhotra is an American Indian author, who has written acclaimed books like The Battle for Sanskrit.

Imam Twahidi enlightened the audience about Islam. He said that, "Quran is the word of God and it can't be amended like the Bible where Christians don't believe that every word is from God."

Muslims are of two kinds — Shia and Sunni. Humans should be free to read whatever they feel like and speak and question for bringing around advancement in the society on social and scientific fronts. Muslim women have a great role to play in Islam. This has been enforced right from the wife of Prophet Muhammad Aisha. Twahidi also said, "The West has nothing to give to India. In fact they have a lot to learn form India".

Twahidi cleared the assumptions made over the eating habits of Muslims.

The holy book of the Muslims, Quran, does not direct Muslims on what to eat but, in Islam, consumption of any intoxicant is generally forbidden.

He also said," I have not eaten any non-vegetarian food in the past two years. Muslims have a lot of options to eat from. Nigerian Muslims eat Snails. Muslims can change their eating habits for the betterment of the society".

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