When the magazine of Al-Tasamoh emerged at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the adoption of this term had two considerations: to consider the difference between Muslims and the need to overcome those differences with regard to the vastness of Islam. The aim was also to consider new relations between Islam and other religions, especially the Abrahamic faiths in all its doctrines and schools. The magazine has followed the path of tolerance with great honesty and integrity. It has published research and studies of writers from various intellectual trends in the lands of Muslims and abroad.
There was a great response so that the magazine became a fertile environment for discussion and change among Muslims, as well as Christians in their view of Islam and dealings with Muslims. After a decade of work and discussion, we have seen a further step on the path of broad and profound Qur’anic acquaintance, so titled the magazine in the new development stage of Al-Tafahom.
This does not mean that disagreements have ended between doctrines or ideologies or between religions; but this change means that dialogue and discussion have a goal that we have to prepare: to be clear, namely to reach understanding or meeting on common grounds. As it says in the verse: (O mankind!, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.) The pietist Muslim is the one who prevails his tendencies and hawkish in order to enter into the line of understanding and Quranic recognition. This is the path of the Holy Quran and the Prophet’s call (PBYH). The magazine Al-Tafahom, takes this singular title and intends to develop its approach, in order to define the purpose of the dialogue, as it wants to seek to do the more intellectual and scientific effort, and deepen the debate. We always keep in mind this near goal: greater understanding with ourselves and with the world.