From Moorish Cordova to the Bahá'ís of Iran

Islamic tolerance and intolerance

Boris Handal

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Abstract

This article argues that the current persecution of the Bahá'í community of Iran contrasts with Muhammad's original teachings in the Qur'an prescribing understanding and respect towards religious minorities. Cordova, once the capital of Moorish Spain, known as al-Andalus, is set as an example of tolerance where Muslims, Christians and Jews co-existed harmoniously under Islamic rule. The paper also describes the persecution of the members of the Iranian Bahá'í community within that theological and historical context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalIDEA
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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