1Sahil Badruddin = ""O people! Behold, we have created you from a male and a female and have made you into nations and tribes so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware." [Qur'an 49:13]Islam has always encouraged dialogue to reach a common understanding and the Quran has always been accepting of the People of the Book, ′Ahl al-Kitāb – primarily Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and Muslims.Thus the Aga Khan IV, religious leader of the Shia Nizari Ismailis, in his interview with Correre della Sera on October 22, 2001 states:“[The] monotheistic religions, having a common reference to a single God, should and must dialogue. The three religions which Abraham inspired have many more common facets than those which divide them. Religion must be the means by which to affirm the ethical significance of existence, regardless of one’s profession of faith.”"
2Sahil 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)"