These religions share not only doctrines but are also linked in history which has seen both religions borrow aspects of theology and legal matters from each other.
An increasing concern about problems of globalized terror has called for dialogue between the religions of the world. In recent times, the religion of Islam has come to be considered as being extremist and violent and being most likely to produce people who commit terrorist acts. This view of Islam and Muslims only serves to increase hatred and discrimination which has seen increased calls for dialogue among religions. Religious scholars have asserted that all religions have particular characteristics in that the y usually endeavor to create a condition in which humanity can live peacefully with fellow man (Awsat). Western ands Eastern religions have been engaged in a struggle as popular opinions seem to consider these two radically different. Buddhism and Islam are two religions which have a particular commonness of belief and practice that it is mind boggling why Buddhism is more accepted than Islam.
The Islamic and Buddhist Worlds have been coexisting for a long time even as they have in many instance had good relations interspersed with conflict. Instances of clashes may have been encouraged upon religious doctrine even though a closer study of these conflicts shows that they were primarily on the basis of economic, political and military conquest (Alastair). While doctrinal differences between the Muslims and Buddhists must be acknowledged, dialogue deserves to be promoted if the offence is not to be provoked against one another. It is important for people to discover that since humanity and all of humanity’s religions share common values of compassion and harmony, discrimination on the basis of religion should not be condoned and instead dialogue