Christian professor of religious proximity hailed the third Shia Imam as a role model of righteousness for all people demanding the holy shrine of Imam to be used for interfaith dialogue to bridge followers of all religions.
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Christopher Thomas, Christian researcher on religious proximity visited the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) calling the third Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as a role model of humanity and honor, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
A researcher of Islamic studies referred to several commonalities for coexistence and called for preventing ways of racism and sectarianism.
He urged the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) to provide grounds for international festivals between followers of all religions and denominations across the globe and building bridges for interfaith dialogues and mutual understanding.
He noted,” Speaking to a political figure I follow the example of Imam Hussein (AS) over the sacrifice he made for humanity and religion to survive.”
Christopher Thomas hailed the third Shia Imam for not bowing to the tyrants of his time and called the people to know and follow the model of Imam Hussein (AS).
Christopher Thomas has studied and taught Islamic studies for over three decades. He is the author of several books on religions and ways for coexistence.