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Toward a Global Civilization of Love and Tolerance

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Using a basis of theoretical and cultural dynamics, this study explores dialogue, tolerance, different religions, cultures, and civilizations.

This book has a double purpose. On the one hand, it is a call to Muslims to a greater awareness that Islam teaches the need for dialogue and that Muslims are called to be agents and witnesses to God's universal mercy. On the other ha
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Paperback, 271 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Tughra Books (first published May 31st 2004)
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Alison
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. Lots of grammatical errors probably due to poor translation/editing/publishing. Beautiful!
Laura
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book by a Turkish man who told me that Fethullah Gülen had changed his life and made him a better person and less angry at the world. There may be many others like him who were thus inspired by Gülen. To his followers, Gülen is an inspiration for peace, tolerance and interfaith dialogue.

However, I also know that Gülen is a controversial figure, who has been declared a terrorist by the Turkish President Erdoğan, has been living in exile in the United States, and at least one jou
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JB
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
The other year, the exiled author M. Fethullah Gülen shot into the headlines due to Erdoğan's allegations that Gülen was the mastermind behind the failed Turkish coup. So, I figured, it would behoove me to get a glimpse into Gülen's publications to see what kind of a figure he is. Final analysis: "Harmless hippie." He'd be a safe (though annoying) guy to have as a next-door neighbor, I should think.

The book contains (extremely poorly edited) articles and speeches ranging from 1980 to 2004, and
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Anita
Mar 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I leafed through this book, it was given to me by a sincere nice young turkish guy. The title of the book covers the message, as i understood it, very well. He argues that it is central to Islam. And terrorism is not Islamic, and God does not want people to kill, period. As far as i could see this message about love, tolerance, forgiveness, was repeated many, many times throughout the book, and since i usually get something the first time i had no patience to actually read word for word. I am ha ...more
Daughters Of Abraham
May 07, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: muslim
This is a collection of thoughts and sermons by spiritual leader, M. Fethullah Gullen. He has a huge following! There is a lot of conversation fodder in this book, because he discusses many major themes: forgiveness, how to be a better (ideal!) person, what the world would be like if everyone lived in accordance with God's Will.

This book has a loose narrative and some of the writing is rambling.Some members of our group found it hard to follow.
Isa Kılıç
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It shows us common points of humanity and it teaches us how we should live together
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Turkish author, educator, and Muslim scholar living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, USA. He has been described in the English-language media as an imam "who promotes a tolerant Islam which emphasises altruism, hard work and education" and as "one of the world's most important Muslim figures." He is the founder of the Gülen movement (known as Hizmet meaning service in Turkish), and the inspi ...more