ETHNIC TOLERANCE IN ISLAM: NOTES FOR A DISCUSSION OF RELIGIOUS IDEALS AND HISTORICAL FACTS

This paper reviews the historical and literary sources of Islam seeking to show how ethnic tolerance has played an important role in these writings , at different times in Middle East history, being broken on many occasions.Rivalries between peoples of Middle East are put forth, particularly the hie...

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Autor Principal: Marín Guzmán, Roberto
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: UCR 2013
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/estudios/article/view/12700
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/19850
Sumario: This paper reviews the historical and literary sources of Islam seeking to show how ethnic tolerance has played an important role in these writings , at different times in Middle East history, being broken on many occasions.Rivalries between peoples of Middle East are put forth, particularly the hierarchical position that had kept the Arabs over Persians, Berbers and other peoples who had converted to this religion. Therefore, the article present the ways in which ethnic acceptance and tolerance historically haven’t been taken into practice.