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The Prophet had a document drawn up in which he stipulated that Jews and Christians shall be protected from all insults and harm; they shall have an equal right with our own people to our assistance and good offices, and further, they shall practice their religion as freely as the Muslims. COM PLZ ?

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Asked by azamkhan, 18 Oct '13 10:46 pm
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It is clear, therefore, that Islam did not spread by the sword. The sword of Islam did not convert all the non-Muslim minorities in Muslim countries. In India, where Muslims ruled for EIGHT HUNDRED years, they are still a minority. In the U.S.A., Islam is the fastest growing religion and has over six million followers.

In his book The Worlds Religions, Huston Smith discusses how the prophet Muhammad granted freedom of religion to the Jews and Christians under Muslim rule:

The Prophet had a document drawn up in which he stipulated that Jews and Christians shall be protected from all insults and harm; they shall have an equal right with our own people to our assistance and good offices, and further, they shall practice their religion as freely as the Muslims.

Smith points out that Muslims regard that document as the first charter of freedom of conscience in human history and the authoritative model for those of every subsequent Muslim state.
Source: Quoted in The Worlds Religions by Huston Smith, Harper Collins, 1991, p. 256
Answered by z, 18 Oct '13 10:48 pm

 
  
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There is a misconcept that Muslims are not secular and they are religous fanatics. This misconcept has spread mainly due the fundamentalists who kill people in the name of religion and that they are fighting a Jehad. The fact is that Islam is secular as you have rightly pointed out that the Prophet himself had preached that anyone can freely practice their religion and all could live in peace and harmony
Answered by Manoj Adwani, 18 Oct '13 11:00 pm

 
  
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He was right ,all need to be treated equally.
Answered by Quest, 19 Oct '13 02:34 pm

 
  
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Fine
Answered by iqbal seth, 19 Oct '13 08:39 am

 
  
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Now is it the Lord God Almighty that protects or is it the Prophet?
Answered by victor, 18 Oct '13 11:11 pm

 
  
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