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Buddhism and Islam - New Writing from Sangharakshita

On Fri, 10 August, 2018 - 14:43
Sadayasihi's picture

Starting in his teenage years by reading three translations of the Koran, Sangharakshita has long taken an interest in the cultural, philosophical and mystical sides of Islam, and in 1982 he led a seminar on Al-Ghazali’s The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam. In this article, written in July 2018, he reflects on this earlier interest, with further thoughts about contact today between Buddhists and Muslims, post ‘9/11’.

This piece is open to all and can be read on Sangharakshita’s website: Buddhism and Islam along with other articles he has written.

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Buddhiboy's picture

I’m currently reading Common Ground between Islam and Buddhism, the book mentioned in the article, and I find it absolutely thrilling and inspiring. I would love to hear Sangharakshita’s thoughts on it when he’s listened to it. Please follow up with a commentary! 

ive also attached a copy of the book in pdf here for anyone interested.