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Do Not Hate Non-Muslims

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) didn’t deal with the people in Makkah with hatred and isolated himself. We would not be taking the shahadah today.

I’m a Muslim because my father is a Muslim whose father is a Muslim, whose father is Muslim whose father is a Muslim whose father is a Buddhist.

I came from a Buddhist heritage, I looked it up. My great-great-great grand father was actually a Buddhist and he became a Muslim.

Somebody had to talk to him. Somebody had to show him courtesy. Somebody had to treat him like a human being. Somebody had to show him love and respect.

I was in the elevator in the hotel over here and I met a non Muslim guy who works at the hotel.

I told him:

“Hi! How are you doing?”

He said: “Good sir.”

“How long you’ve been working?”

“Four months sir.”

“How is the job?”

“It’s hard sir.”

“Man, it’s tough I know.”

And we just became friends.

Relax guys. The deen doesn’t teach you to hate non Muslims. This faith came to bring dignity to all human beings.

Allah says:

We gave respect to the children of Adam. (Quran 17:70)

So every child of Adam (peace be upon him) has been given respect by whom? By Allah. How do you not give them respect?

Allah gave them respect and you don’t give them respect! And you think Islam tells you to disrespect them?

Does Islam tell you to look at them as evil?

You don’t even understand the verse when Allah talks about non Muslims as being najas (unclean)! Where is the verse? And where does it occur? In what context does it occur? And how does it apply?

We don’t want to know because we just want to look at the surface and not study deeply. Or we don’t have the time to study deeply.

This is all the opposite of wisdom.


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