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The similitude of the present life: It is as the water We send down out of heaven, and the plants of the earth mingle with it: and in the morning it is straw the winds scatter... wealth and sons are the adornments of the present world; but the abiding things, the deeds of righteousness are better with God in reward and better in hope. Quran 18: 45-6.

Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Almost all of the 145 million citizens of Pakistan are Muslims. However, there are small but significant minorities in Pakistan as well. 1.5% are Christian, 1.5% are Ahmadis/Qadianis, Hindus, Zikris, followers of other faiths, or persons of no organized religion.

It is sad that some Pakistanis have taken their anger towards American bombing of Afghanistan to inflict pain and terror on Christians in Pakistan. According to Christian sources, about 70 Christians have been killed in Pakistan since 9/11. Whereas government has taken steps to safeguard churches and Christian properties, it is the duty of the majority community to assist Christians.

Prophet Muhammad who established a religiously diverse state in Madinah said this about the Christians of Najran:

"Najran has the protection of God and the pledges of Muhammad, the Prophet, to protect their (the Christians') lives, faith, land, property, those who are absent and those who are present, and their clan and allies. They need not change anything of their past customs. No right of theirs or their religion shall be altered. No bishop, monk or church guard shall be removed from his position."

The Problem

Pakistanis and the Religious minorities in Pakistan - Abdul Malik Mujahid
Insufficient protection of religious minorities - Amnesty International

Muslims & Christians

Muslim-Christian Relations, The Good, the Bad
Christmas in the Muslim Countries
Treating Christmas with Respect

Towards Peace

Talking To Your Children About Tolerance
Building A Culture Of Peace & Nonviolence: What You Can Do
Did We Think??? - Uzma Mazhar
Hate Violence and Hate Crimes - Uzma Mazhar

 

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