With the holy month of Ramadan beginning today, most of Canada’s 600,000 Muslims are expected to direct more of their energy toward contemplating Allah.
Despite conventional thinking that Allah is the name of the exclusive god of Muslims, many say Allah can be appreciated by all monotheists, by all people who believe in one ultimate sacred reality.
That’s the message Islamic scholar Bruce Lawrence delivered during a pre-Ramadan series of courses offered this month by Simon Fraser University through its Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Culture and the international Aga Khan University. More at the source: Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun.
About Bruce Lawrence
SFU Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Culture
AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations