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There is no compulsion in religion, for the right way is
clearly distinct from the wrong way. Whoever therefore rejects the forces
of evil and believes in God, he has taken hold of a support most
unfailing, which shall never give way, for God is All Hearing and Knowing.
(Holy Qurán 2:256)
But if they turn away from you, (O Prophet remember that)
your only duty is a clear delivery of the Message (entrusted to you).
(Holy Qurán 16:82)
Yet if God had so willed, they would not have ascribed
Divinity to aught besides him; hence, We have not made you their keeper,
nor are you (of your own choice) a guardian over them. (Holy Qurán 6:107)
of Islam with other religions
An Absolute Must
It is essential to interact with people of other faiths
because otherwise there is no way one can appreciate what the other person
thinks and feels, what are the priorities in his life, what are the driving
forces & his aims in life. Please contact us by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Islam and Other Religions - by Shaheed Ismail Raji al Faruqi
There is a lot of misinformation as
regards the attitude of Islam towards other religions. Some think that Islam is
intolerant towards other faiths, aims to spread religion by force. Such could
only be far from the truth. This article excellently explains the position of
Islam regarding other religions and their followers.
No compulsion in Religion
This article explains Islam's position through Quran & Hadeeth (Traditions of the Prophet) that religion cannot be forced upon
anyone and gives an
answer to commonly misquoted verses from the Quran by anti-Islam authors.
Tolerance in Islam
by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall. An essay on religious tolerance exhibited
by pious Muslim rulers through history as a practical demonstration of the
teachings of Islam.
Also visit the sections Islam and the Question of Violence
and Stereotyping and Misconceptions
The Concept of
God in various world religions
We see there are so many different religions existing in this world
today. The differing views of major religions starts
with "their concept of God" which can be found from their
respective sacred religious scriptures. Hence, the first thing that needs
to be talked about is the Concept of God in various religions. For a Comparative
Religion study, this is the starting point.
Inviting to the path chosen by God
Say: O People of the Scripture! Come to an agreement
between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and
that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us
shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then
say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him,
i.e. we are Muslims). [Holy Qur'an 3:64]
We have a nice collection of reference material for people of
different faiths and students of comparative religion to compare & test them
against Islam. Please do not use this material in a manner that might be
insulting or abusive to someone of another faith.
This section is being updated... More Coming soon insha'allah...