Dr. Asaf Ali, founding director of the Indian Institute of Islamic Studies, talks to Dr. Darrol Bryant about the changes he’s seen in society. He credits the new generation for shedding old hatreds between Muslims, Christians and Hindus. Despite the motive being economic opportunities, he believes leaving animosities in the past is a healthy and encouraging sign and predicts even greater unity between the faiths in coming generations.
He also talks about fundamentalism and blames irrational thinking, politics and the quest for power for the current situation in Pakistan, calling politics a dirty game. He is disheartened by his own prediction that better education would have lead our world to a more peaceful outlook. He calls on the educated elite to work for peace, and take the example of the rural villagers, who despite their lack of education, live in sincerity and without ill-will.
This video is part of the Living Religious Education Series
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