Sura Mumtahanah (60) 21/10/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 60 (Mumtahana)

Relations with people of other faiths

Verse 8-9: Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just. Allah only forbids you, with regard to those who fight you for (your) Faith, and drive you out of your homes, and support (others) in driving you out, from turning to them (for friendship and protection). It is such as turn to them (in these circumstances), that do wrong.

These two verses clearly describe how we should treat people who are not Muslim. Being good and kind to everyone is the general rule. The only exception is to those who are hostile to us due to our Faith.

Cross reference Surah 4 verse 36
“Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him; and do good – to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the Companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and what your right hands possess; for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious;”

Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah

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