In the present civilized and advanced world, religion is taken as the torch-bearer of peace, security and love. That is why society highly respects religion and also allows freedom of constructing places of worship and the practice of religion. During a visit to countries where religion is respected, tourists’ are not only drawn to places of entertainment, but also to the churches, mosques, and minarets. Their architecture, structure and decoration are an example of human art and skill. This article hypothesizes that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, and enjoins upon its followers to maintain cordial ties with the believers of other religions. Islam doesn’t only respect the places of worship of other religions, but allows their construction and expansion. The above hypothesis will be proved from the verses of the Holy Quran, the sayings of the Holy Prophet and instances from the lives of the Companions of the Holy Prophet. The opinions of all the Muslim Schools of Thought will also be discussed. The respect for the places of worship of other religions will be illustrated from the history of the Muslims. Findings and recommendations will be discussed.
The Quran, being the last divine book and guideline for mankind, requires to be preserved until the Day of Judgment occurs. Learning by heart is the most sustainable method of preserving any text because it involves human being as a tool and it assures that this method will continue as long as the humanity itself continues. Muslims have been using this human technique for preserving the Quran from the first day of its revelation and hence the Quran has been surely the most and probably the only memorized book throughout the human history. Turkey’s contribution like any other Muslim country in preserving Quran through memorization is no doubt enormous. The country produces thousands of Huffaz (Memorizers of the Holy Quran) every year with nearly half of them as females. This article analyses the traditional and modern ways adopted for the memorization of Quran in a historic and scientifically advanced country like Turkey. This study on one hand enables us to detect flaws in the system so as to help in improving the system and on the other hand it introduces modern methods used in Turkey to other Muslim countries, which may not be known to them and thus brings in front new ways that may contribute to the betterment of memorization techniques and ultimately the preservation of Quran, the last and only authentic divine guideline for human beings who are engulfed by a number of problems and complications in present age.