AsSalaam O Alaikum (Peace be always with you. AMEEN.)
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Jewish, Christian and Muslim Reconciliation
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Global Right Path
People raise questions like “Can Jews or Christians can get along with Muslims?” Due to lack of the guidance from the Quraan, and fully depending upon scholars, who are human instead of Allah, they are deviated and may ignite Third World War. Below is simple answer to those who raise such type of questions.
Yes, for sure Jews or Christians can get along with Muslims, if following the direction of the Quraan, and we must have to build Bridges between different Beliefs as well:
1> Create a list of common things as well as differences.
2> Come to common things first, (Ref: Al_Quraan_003:064).
3> Have FRIENDLY dialogues regularly on one issue at a time and ponder on it in detail, (Al_Quraan_016.125).
Following above guidance from the Quraan will sure lead us to build Heavenly Earth. No human are angles (free from any mistakes) and we do mistakes again and again. Forgiveness is the key to move forward.
You will find the most violently hostile people towards those who believe are the Jews and those who associate [others with God]; while you will find the most affectionate of them towards those who believe, are those who say: "We are Christians." That is because some of them are priests and monks; they do not behave so proudly, (Ref: Al_Quraan_005.082).
Above verse is not for all Jewish people otherwise Muslim men were not allowed to marry Jewish women, rather Muslim men are allowed to marry women from the people of the book which includes Jewish and Christians and others who believe on one God. Sharing the food is also key thing on uniting people.
Remember: Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) is a mercy to the mankind, (Al_Quraan_021.107).
Key to World Unity could be in Sharing Foods and Joining in Marital Relations:
This day (all) the good (Halaal) things are lawful unto you; and the (Halaal) food of the People of the Book (Jewish, Christian etc.) is LAWFUL unto you and your food is LAWFUL unto them; and LAWFUL unto you in MARRIAGE are the chaste women from the believers and the chaste women among the People of the Book (including True Jewish or Christens Believer Women etc.); when you have given them their dowries (Mahr), taking (them) in marriage, not fornicating nor taking them for paramours in secret; and whoever denies faith, his work indeed is of no account, and in the hereafter he shall be one of the losers, (Al_Quraan_005.005).
Question: Why Muslim Men are allowed to marry with the women of the people of the book (e.g. Jewish or Christian women) but other men are not married to Muslim women?
Answer: First Allah has given clear direction. One of possibility could be, NO True Muslims can ever abuse other’s Gods or their respected persons like Moses (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) or Jesus (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) etc. since, it is forbidden to disrespect other’s Gods or Moses (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) or Jesus (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and many others are respected Prophets or Messengers in Islaam and we respect all of them. So if a Jewish or Christian woman marries to a Muslim man she is respected as well as her feeling about her beliefs is respected not only by her husband but Muslim community. BUT on the other hand if a Muslim women gets marry to a man from other faiths, there is no guaranty that she will be respected by their community. No one feels biggest hurt if one verbally abuses him/her directly than if once mother is being abuses and if it is against their faith then that is the worst, and many fights have broken out before because of the faiths. Allah knows the best.
Remember: There is NO Compulsion in Religion, (Ref: Al_Quraan_002:256).
IF QURAAN CANNOT CONVIENCE YOU NOTHING WILL