How should Muslims live with
Jews & Christians?
The Qur’an calls them "People of the Book",
i.e., those who received Divine scriptures before
Muhammad (Pbuh). Muslims are told to treat
them with respect and justice and do not fight
with them unless they initiate hostilities or
ridicule their faith. The Muslims ultimate hope
is that they all will join them in worshipping one
God and submit to His will.
"Say (O Muhammad): O people of the Book
(Jews and Christians) come to an agreement
between us and you, that we shall worship none
but Allah, and that we shall take no partners
with Him, and none of us shall take others for
Lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then
say: Bear witness that we are those who have
surrendered (unto Him)." (Qur’an 3:64)
What about Hindus, Baha’i, Buddhists and
members of other religions? They should also
be treated with love, respect, and understanding
to make them recipients of Invitations to Islam.