Sunday, March 10, 2013

100 Christian houses torched in Lahore over blasphemy

'100' Christian houses torched in Lahore over 'blasphemy'


WE MUST TREAT JEWS AND CHRISTIANS WITH AFFECTION. We must use fine language toward them. Allah tells us to debate using proper language. Allah wants us to speak kindly. He tells us to call them to the oneness of Allah. But some people want to kill and burn them. They want to do away with them. Jesus the Messiah will come and embrace them all. AT THIS STAGE WE ARE NOW PREPARING THE WAY FOR JESUS THE MESSIAH. [Adnan Oktar]

http://www.unionoffaiths.com/

PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S CHARTER OF PRIVILEGES TO CHRISTIANS
LETTER TO THE MONKS OF ST. CATHERINE MONASTERY

In 628 C.E. Prophet Muhammad (s) granted a Charter of Privileges to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt. Sinai. It consisted of several clauses covering all aspects of human rights including such topics as the protection of Christians, freedom of worship and movement, freedom to appoint their own judges and to own and maintain their property, exemption from military service, and the right to protection in war.

An English translation of that document is presented below.

This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them.
Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by Allah! I hold out against anything that displeases them.
No compulsion is to be on them.
Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries.
No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims' houses.
Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God's covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate.
No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight.
The Muslims are to fight for them.
If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval. She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray.
Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants.
No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).
http://www.cyberistan.org/islamic/charter1.html

Relations with Christians according to Muhammad (s) 

9/28/2008 - Religious Social Interfaith - Article Ref: IC0609-3110

http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0609-3110

1 comment:

  1. This concept of blasphemy and the prescribed punishment are both contradictory to the Qur'an and the Prophet's conduct. The Qur'an prescribes restraint, and distancing from the blasphemous persons or situations. The emphasis is on restraint and forgiveness. A study of the following verses should bear this out:

    "When ye hear the signs of Allah held in defiance and ridicule, ye are not to sit with them unless they turn to a different theme." [Qur'an 4:140]
    "And when they hear vain talk, they turn away therefrom and say: "to us our deeds and to you yours; peace be to you." [Qur'an 28: 55]

    "Hold to forgiveness, command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant." [Qur'an 7:199]

    "Have patience with what they say, and leaves them with noble (dignity)." [Qur'an 73:10]

    "And the servants of Allah . . . are those who walked on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say 'Peace'" [Qur'an 25:63]

    "Allah is with those who restrain themselves." [Qur'an 16: 128]

    ". . . But they uttered blasphemy . . . if they repent, it will be best for them, but if they turn back, Allah will punish them." [Qur'an 9:47]

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