Relations with non-Muslims - Teachings of the Prophet of Mercy(Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.
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>> Introduction
>> Islam safeguards human rights
>> The merciful Lord Almighty
>> The extent of Allah’s mercy
>> The Prophet of mercy (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
>> Directive to treat others with mercy
>> Muslims are mercy personified
>> Muslims living in non-Muslim countries
>> Helping weak and needy non-Muslims
>> Directives to Muslims about non-Muslims
>> Command to be honest and loyal with non-Muslims
>> Treating non-Muslim parents nicely
>> Visiting sick non-Muslims
>> Social and economic rights of non- Muslims
>> Giving a gift to a non-Muslim
>> Hadhrat ‘Umar (May Allah be well pleased with him) gave gifts to non-Muslims
>> Gifting the Holy Quran to a non-Muslim
>> Using the vessels and utensils of non-Muslims
>> Hosting non-Muslims
>> Relations with non-Muslim neighbors
>> Social relations with non-Muslims
>> Exhortation to have pleasing manners
>> Being gentle with non-Muslims
>> The peace-loving nature of Muslims
>> Monetary help to non-Muslims
>> The honesty of Muslims runs the world – A confession by the Jews
>> Fair treatment of non-Muslim prisoners of war
>> The incident of Saffana bint Hatim
>> Muslims benefit the non-Islamic country in which they live
>> Prohibition of oppressing non-Muslims
>> Sanctity of the lives of non-Muslims
>> Protection of life, wealth and honor
>> The universality of Islam’s message
>> Inviting Muslims to Islam
>> Bibliography
>> Introducing Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center

Being gentle with non-Muslims

 Being gentle with non-Muslims

Islam has stressed gentle and affectionate treatment of everyone.  This command of gentleness is not only for mutual relations between Muslims but also for relations with non-Muslims.  There are numerous examples of this in the lives of the Companions of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).  ‘Allama Ibn Qayyim Al Jauzi has recorded a narration in “Al Ahkaam Ahli Dhimma”

رجل من آل أبي المهاجر قال استعمل علي بن أبي طالب رجلا على عكبراء لا تبيعن لهم في خراجهم حمارا ولا بقرة ولا كسوة شتاء ولا صيف وارفق بهم وافعل بهم وافعل بهم

Translation: One of the family members of Hadhrat Abu Muhajir narrates:  Hadhrat ‘Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him) sent a person as a tax-collector to a place called “’Ukbara”………….. He advised him in these words:  You should never sell off their donkeys, cows and their seasonal clothes to collect tax.  Be gentle with them.  Treat them nicely in such and such a manner.[1] 

[1] Ahkaamu Ahlidh Dhimmati Li Ibnil Qayyim Al Jauziyya

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