Depending on the use to which it is put, religion can be a destructive force. Religion should bring us together, but it is exploited by some to create greater schisms among us. Nothing could be more unfortunate.
Religion must always be for the people. People do not exist for the sake of religion. This must be the fundamental guideline of religion in the twenty-first century.
Stories of Hope
Author of what has been called “the most beautiful love story in the world,” Chingiz Aitmatov underwent severe suffering in his youth.