Islam is a religion of peace, respect and compassion. These days, however, certain circles are trying to paint a false picture of Islam. Islam wants to see the world become a place of 'peace and health,' although these circles are trying to suggest the exact opposite and that there is an incompatibility between Islam and members of other religions. Whereas the fact is that Islam adopts a very just and compassionate attitude towards Jews and Christians, described as Peoples of the Book in the Qur'an.

This attitude towards the People of the Book developed during the years of the birth of Islam. At that time, Muslims were a minority, struggling to protect their faith and suffering oppression and torture from the pagans of the city of Mecca. Due to this persecution, some Muslims decided to flee Mecca and shelter in a safe country with a just ruler. The Prophet Muhammad told them to take refuge with King Negus, the Christian king of Ethiopia. The Muslims who followed this advice found a very fair administration that embraced them with love and respect when they went to Ethiopia. King Negus refused the demands of the pagan messengers who asked him to surrender the Muslims to them, and announced that Muslims could live freely in his country.

ARTICLE 4.1: Muslims and The People of the Book

ARTICLE 4.2: Compassion to the People of the Book in the Qur'an

ARTICLE 4.3: Monasteries, Churches and Synagogues Must Be Respected

 


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