Queen Rania calls for better understanding of Muslims

July 27, 2007

(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department – Amman) Taking part in an interactive online conversation about Islam, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, called for better understanding of Muslims, insisting that "if we are to build true understanding among and within our societies, we must approach each other as fellow human beings". In her contribution to the Washington Post/ Newsweek On Faith series titled “Muslims Speak Out” , Queen Rania highlighted how integral Islam is to her daily life and work, reminding readers that Muslims are mothers, fathers, spouses, students, neighbors, and friends. Writing to the global online community, Queen Rania highlighted the beauty of Islam. "Islam is an amalgam of virtues that guides my interactions with the world," wrote the Queen. Queen Rania's complete entry can be viewed online at the following address: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith. On Faith is an interactive conversation on religion moderated by Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham and Sally Quinn of The Washington Post. Other contributors to this week's series include Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair, Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as a number of religious authorities and high profile personalities from the Middle East including Amr Khaled, Sheikh Habib Ali al-Jifri, Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Ashaikh.