Silk Road was the reason why many religions were brought together, especially Buddhism and Islam. The main constructive dialogue between the two said religions was the main precept of Islam , which basically means that the ‘middle nation’ and this resonates something that is preached by Buddhism, the precept of or the middle or moderate way. Upon identifying the common grounds, helped in understanding that both the religion preached almost the same thing.
These common grounds created an atmosphere of understanding and mutual trust between the people of different religions during the Silk Road trade. The expression from Islam which said aimed to emphasis on the fact that the human community as a whole should be treated as equal, preaching the doctrine of being equitable and reasonable amongst everyone.
These preaching by Prophet Muhammad (peace is upon him) leads to the convergence between them, and the ‘middle path’ preached by the Buddhists. Since most of the groups existed at that time of time, the geo social groups that carried out trade at that time were following Islam, and the promotion of the common grounds became very important so that the concept of mutual understanding and trust existed and the conflicts could be made redundant. This also gave rise to the respect that the traders started having for the different group of people irrespective of their religion, practices and beliefs, especially the Islamic and the Buddhist groups. This connection which was formed at that time has continued to the modern times as well.