The Italian professor underlined that this was particularly evident in the schools established in accordance with Gulen's ideals.
Islam is a religion open to discussions and the exchanges of ideas. Dr. Zannini stated, "The essence of Islam is in fact dialogue and reconciliation." Dr. Zannini suggested that Gulen's model of "spiritual maturity" has proven that living like the Prophet (pbuh) and his companions is possible in a modern society, indeed.
Some groups in Turkey have accused Fethullah Gulen of attempting to revamp Islam but altering its roots. However, according to all of the works he has read so far, Dr. Zannini has come to a conclusion directly opposing these accusations. "Gulen lives his religion well and encourages others to live in unity and solidarity with all other cultures and religions," says the professor.
|Francesco Zannini, Ph.D.|
Organizing this program, President of the Alba Intercultural Dialog Association, M. Fatih Camlica, stated that Fethullah Gulen places human beings in the center of the world and he urges us all to love and respect them just because they are human beings; and this can only be accomplished through dialog.
Before concluding, a few of Fethullah Gulen's books that were translated into Italian were introduced and Noah's pudding was served.
Original article [in Turkish] published on Zaman, 29 November 2012
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