United Nations has marked the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week. The World Interfaith Harmony Week is based on the pioneering work of The Common Word initiative. This initiative, which started in 2007, called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue based on two common fundamental religious Commandments; Love of God, and Love of the Neighbour, without nevertheless compromising any of their own religious tenets. The Two commandments are at the heart of the three Monotheistic religions and therefore provide the most solid theological ground possible.The World Interfaith Harmony Week provides a platform—one week in a year—when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are.
The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week. Also in response to Islamophobic rhetoric after the 11 September attacks, H.M. issued the Amman Message in November 2004. The Message is a detailed statement which encouraged Muslim scholars of all sects from around the world to denounce terrorism, practice religious tolerance and represent the true nature of the Muslim faith. The statement was adopted unanimously in a conference hosted by Abdullah in Amman in 2005 by 200 leading Islamic scholars.
India is home to over 1.3 billion people. It is a land of multi faith, multi-culture, multi-language. In the last four years (2014 to 2018), leading Indian media have reported that India has witnessed 389 deaths and 8,890 injuries due to communal hostilities. Thus Interfaith Dialogue remains the only way out for the purpose of peace here in India and in the world. The Humanity First Conclave organised by Blossom Media significantly improved the understanding of the "other", talking to people about what they believe, what they do and how they feel about other faiths transformed the understanding and more importantly removed the misunderstandings. It helped our society by producing better mutual understanding among the believers of different faiths and by developing new freindship.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management with Specialization in Finance and MA from University of Mumbai. He is the editor-in-chief of 'Muallim' an English monthly featuring the lifestyle of Muslim community from around the world, CEO of Halal Council of India and member of Islamic Investment and Finance Board of India.
PGD in Marketing Management and Bachelor of Mass Communication, he has sound knowledge of reporting, business development strategies, result-oriented entrepreneur. Before starting Blossom Media, he worked with Mid-day Multimedia in the capacity of sub-editor and Business Development Officer in 'The Analyst' magazine
World Interfaith Harmony Week excludes no individual, compromises no one, commits no one, forces no one, harms no one, costs nothing, and on the contrary includes everyone, celebrates everyone, benefits everyone, unites everyone and has the potential to bring much needed Peace and Harmony to the entire world in sha Allah.