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

 
 
The honesty of Muslims runs the world – A confession by the Jews

 The honesty of Muslims runs the world – A confession by the Jews

Non-Muslims also accept the honesty and sense of justice of the Muslims.  After the conquest of Khaibar, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) had an agricultural partnership with the Jews.  They would work on the lands and give half of their produce to the Muslims.  Every year at harvest time, the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would send Hadhrat ‘Abdullah bin Rawaha (May Allah be well pleased with him) to estimate the produce:

عَنْ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ - رضى الله عنها - قَالَتْ كَانَ النَّبِىُّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يَبْعَثُ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ رَوَاحَةَ فَيَخْرُصُ النَّخْلَ

Translation: Hadhrat ‘Urwah narrates on the authority of Hadhrat ‘Aisha Siddiqua (May Allah be well pleased with her), he said:  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would send Hadhrat ‘Abdullah bin Rawaha to estimate the produce.[1] 

Hadhrat ‘Abdullah bin Rawaha (May Allah be well pleased with him) would divide the produce into two portions and would tell the Jews to select one of their choice.  Seeing this justice, the Jews would exclaim: 

بِهَذَا قَامَتِ السَّمَوَاتُ وَالأَرْضُ

The world runs because of the honesty of Muslims.[2] 

Just have a look at the words uttered by Hadhrat ‘Abdullah bin Rawaha on this occasion:

 عَنْ جَابِرٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ { أَفَاءَ اللَّهُ خَيْبَرَ….فَبَعَثَ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ رَوَاحَةَ فَخَرَصَهَا عَلَيْهِمْ ثُمَّ قَالَ يَا مَعْشَرَ الْيَهُودِ ، أَنْتُمْ أَبْغَضُ الْخَلْقِ إلَيَّ ، قَتَلْتُمْ أَنْبِيَاءَ اللَّهِ ، وَكَذَبْتُمْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ، وَلَيْسَ يَحْمِلُنِي بُغْضِي إيَّاكُمْ أَنْ أَحِيفَ عَلَيْكُمْ

Translation: It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Jabir (May Allah be well pleased with him), he says:  Almighty Allah granted us the conquest of Khaibar.  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would send Hadhrat ‘Abdullah bin Rawaha (May Allah be well pleased with him) to estimate the produce.  He would divide the produce and say:  O Jews!  Among all the creation of Allah, you are the most hateful to me.  You killed Prophets (May peace be upon them) and you slandered Allah Most High, but your hate cannot force me to oppress you in any way.[3] 

This shows how fairly Muslims have been dealing with non-Muslims that there is not even a trace of oppression and excessiveness.


[1] Sunan Abu Dawood, Kitab Ul Buyu’, Babu Fil Khars, Hadith No. 3415

[2] Muwatta Imam Malik, Babu Ma Ja'a Fil Masaaqaat, Hadith No. 1392

[3] Sharh Ma’ani Ul Aathaar, Vol. 1, Pg. No. 316, Kitab Uz Zakaat, Babul Khars

 
 
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