How Would Muhammad Treat the Christian Brethren and Sisters?

Epigraph:

And thou shalt assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are savants and monks and because they are not proud. (Al Quran 5:83)

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Mosque of Medina, first built by the Prophet Muhammad in 1 AH

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3 replies

  1. Our prayer and thought to the families of Victims.

    EXTREMIST MUSLIM WILL CONTINUE TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE…..!!??

    WATCH; http://news.yahoo.com/islamist-assassins-supporters-hold-sit-pakistan-capital-091307124.html

    Islam (al Quran, ) teach ; peace, love, compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, justice for all, equality, human right, liberty and freedom of religion, speech, expression, and prosperity. Islam is mercy for all mankind. QS.21:107.

    Those who follow Islamic teaching correctly, Muslim will be a good Muslim, lovely Muslim, tolerant Muslim, rich Muslim, generous Muslim, treat all people equally, fairly, and the will be rewarded by Allah TWO Paradise. One on earth, second Hereafter. this Muslim will be named a the best Creature on earth.
    Al Quran create peace, happiness and prosperity.

    THE BOOK OF HADITH is not the word of Allah, but men’s word. Those who follow the book of Hadith blindly will go astray and fall into sinful Syrik. Extremist Muslim use the book of Hadith to justify to kill innocent people like blasphemer, apostasy, Heresy, gay-lesbian, infidel etc.
    So the book of Hadith create violence, conflict, poverty. Millions innocent people around the world have been suffering, displacing and killed by Muslim’s hands. Nauzubillah,
    I am so sad,pity, heartbreaking and embarrassing too.

    We educated Muslim around the world have to speak up to refuse / remove the violent Hadith from the book of Hadith, otherwise Extremist Muslim will continue to kill innocent people. This is my opinion and belief.

    So the root of violence in Islam Today is the book of Hadith,The bookof Hadith has caused millions innocent people have been suffering,displacing and killed.
    .
    Was salam

  2. I am intrigued by these magnificent headlines – to get people to read these articles! However – isn’t it sacrilegious to assume, presume or predict what the Prophet would do? Yes I believe historically we can find the writings and some evidence that on occasion he was tolerant and had covenants with non muslims. But why do we downplay that he was a warrior? a skilled killer?! From the beginning this religion was aggressive and violent. Some Historians write – that there were battles on average every 6 weeks for 9 years. nearly 700 religious battles where the people were killed or forced to convert. the Quran might have 200 lovely quotes on peace or love. But I suggest there is as many on the treatment of kufr and the enemy. There cannot be a real dialogue until Muslims can admit this is part of the glorious past. It doesn’t have to be today’s narrative – but it certainly was in the beginning. I guess millions of Muslims must have it wrong then – as the majority of suicide bombings occur nearly daily and almost always in places where Muslims make up at least 40% to 99% of the population. The question might be then – even if many Muslims are peaceful – why are so many so prone to violence? Are the Imam’s regarded as infallible? Does every branch of Islam not concur in any way to a single theology? ideology? or does each group and mosque – stress the bits and pieces it believes in and overlooks all the rest of the holy book?

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