"Beyond Tolerance and Dialogue: Can the Abrahamic Faiths Vindicate a Role for Religion in Public Life?"

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1 Sahil Badruddin = ""Another, even more fundamental reason for the underlying inner affinity of the two civilisations is to be found in the shared point of origin of the three monotheistic religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. All are linked to a common ancestor — Abraham — whose mythical presence has survived in the citadel of Aleppo. Islam, the most recent of the three revelations, has always acknowledged and confirmed the older religious traditions and has also provided, through its various regional cultures, successful models for religious and ethnic coexistence."– Imam Shah Karim al-Husayni Aga Khan IV,(Preface to Stefano Bianc, Syria, Medieval Citadels Between East and West’, May 2007)"