The Nature of Special Injunctions regarding Non-Muslims in Islam: An Analytical Study

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  • Dr. Munazza Hayat Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36755/iqan323.2021

Keywords:

Islam, Special Injunction, Relations, Non-Muslims

Abstract

Islam has taught to maintain relations with non-Muslims and pay their dues despite differences of faith. But the Quran also instructs not to have relations with non-Muslims. There can be misunderstandings, so it should keep in mind the circumstances in which these verses were revealed. The concept of jihad in Islam has been distorted by the enemies of Islam. The Qur'an says that no one can force anyone to accept Islam, nor can we declare war on any country just to force him to convert to Islam. The Qur'anic injunctions in this regard are clear. Islam only commands non-alignment with those who abuse Muslims and try to eradicate them. Islam commands non-Muslims to be kind and compassionate towards Muslims in contrast to this attitude. Therefore, it is not correct to call the attitude of the Holy Qur'an towards opponents and enemies as a general attitude towards all non-Muslims, because the Holy Qur'an itself commands the treatment of neutral non-Muslims. This article reviews to keep an eye on the palace and the background of the verses in which it is commanded not to have relations with non-Muslims.

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Published

2021-06-28

How to Cite

Hayat, D. M. . (2021). The Nature of Special Injunctions regarding Non-Muslims in Islam: An Analytical Study. ĪQĀN, 3(02), 45–60. https://doi.org/10.36755/iqan323.2021

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