Author: Harun Yahya
Publisher: Global Publishing (November 2004)
Pages: 352 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
One of the best ways of preventing the disastrous war of civilizations is to strengthen the dialogue and cooperation between these civilizations. This dialogue and alliance will be based on the sincere believers' quest for justice, peace, and support for all people. This alliance will be one of the main contributing factors to tranquility at a time when Prophet Jesus' (peace be upon him) second coming is expected.
We are living in an era in which the world is in need of peace, friendship, and solidarity more than ever. The tensions and conflicts that defined the twentieth century continue in this new century as well, and innocent people all around the world continue to suffer from them.
Despite the urgent need for solidarity and cooperation, certain circles are inciting conflict, particularly conflict between the world's two greatest and deep-rooted civilizations. This issue needs to be scrutinized, as the war of civilizations that they envisage would have disastrous consequences for humanity. One of the best ways of preventing such a disaster is to strengthen the solidarity and cooperation between these civilizations. This is not a hard task, as there are no fundamental differences between Islamic world and the Western world. On the contrary, - as we will put forward the proofs throughout this book- there is much common ground in between the Islamic civilization and the Judeo-Christian culture that constitutes the foundation of the Western civilization. Finding solution to the problems of the world in cooperation will not be difficult by taking this common ground as basis. Especially when taking the current situation and the nature of the world's problems into consideration.
Today, ideological struggles, indeed, continue to divide the world. However, Muslims are not at one pole and Jews and Christians are not at the opposing pole. In fact, one pole represents people who believe in the existence and unity of Allah, and the other pole represents the unbelievers, who believe in such anti-religious ideologies as materialism and Darwinism. There is only one way to defeat the alliance of the various groups of unbelievers on an ideological level: eradicate the negative and destructive influences of Darwinist, atheist and anti-religious materialism and further the cause of a society dominated by morality, happiness, tranquility, security, and prosperity. This will be done by forming an alliance of all conscientious people, namely, sincere Christians, along with religious Jews and Muslims, who will come together and unite in this common cause.
There may have been conflicts and disputes in between the members of these three divine religions in the past with various pretexts; that is a historical fact. But those were originated from the erroneous reasoning and evil motives of certain states, nations, and individuals, and most of the time from their pursuit of their own economic and political gains; not from the fundamental beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. One of the common aims of these divinely revealed three religions is to ensure the happiness, security, peace, and tranquility of all people and every sort of opinion against this aim, which stipulates conflict, is erroneous according to these three religions.
Therefore, this cooperation and alliance will be based on the sincere believers' quest for justice, peace, and support for all people. The resulting alliance will not be restricted to meetings and conferences, but will cement an alliance between people who advocate common values, intellectual struggle for the same cause, and seek permanent solutions to common problems. This alliance will be one of the main contributing factors to tranquility at a time when the Prophet Jesus' (peace be upon him) second coming is expected and Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is present on Earth.