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4th September 2003, 03:28
With due respect to my Islamic Friends here...
There is a Verse in the Koran which says:
"take not Jews or Christians for Friends, for they are friends to one another..." (al-Ma'idah 5:51.8)
Is this to be taken literally or is there another explanation or better translation.
I know I often see literal translations from many Holy Books can look bad-- until they are explained.
5th September 2003, 18:43
Hello and welcome
I have found these articles on the mainpage. I hope it will give you a clear view about the true meaning of the verse in question:
Can Non-Muslims Be Made Friends? (http://www.understanding-islam.com/related/text.asp?type=article&aid=179)
Making Friends with the Rejecters against the Believers – Aal Imraan 3: 28 & Al-Nisaa 4: 144 (http://www.understanding-islam.com/related/text.asp?type=question&qid=1047)
Religious Tolerance: An Islamic Perspective (http://www.understanding-islam.com/related/text.asp?type=article&aid=173)
May Peace be with you.
16th September 2003, 06:56
we cant really run to you for help but yes we can be friends in conduct unless you go against the teachings of Islam and say disrespectful things about Muhammad then no i cant be your friend
we muslims have to be careful who we are friends with and know whats their intention is ...if the heart is good and this person respects our believe then yes we can....we are not a shut off soceity ....i know people that are not muslims but they still sit and eat withus and spend quality time with us ....friendly people
let there be no compulsion in religion : the truth stands out clear from error!
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