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Does Islam regard non-Muslims with mercy and compassion? .

Published: 15/08/2012 10:12:20 AM GMT
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direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed There is a hadeeth that speaks of that. The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “If anyone wrongs a mu‘aahid, detracts from his rights, burdens him with more work than he is able to do (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed If any of the non-Muslims comes to our country for work or business, and has permission (from the authorities), he is either a mu‘aahid (one who has a treaty with the Muslims) or a musta'min (one who has been granted (more)direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed Concerning that Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):“and let not the hatred of some people in (once) stopping you from Al-Masjid al-Haram (at Makkah) lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part)”“and let not the enmity and hatred of others make you avoid justice. Be just: that is nearer to piety”Look at what these verses contain of noble characteristics and the command to respond to the one who disobeys Allah concerning you by obeying Allah concerning him.However, in addition to what has been stated above, it is essential to confirm some important points:There is no comparison whatsoever between what this world has seen the “non-Muslims” do and what the Muslims have done. The two World Wars in which 70 million people were killed were “Christian” wars.

What is the Islamic view of humanity? Does it encourage us to love and respect others as human beings, regardless of their religion or race?