Religious Pluralism In The Light Of The Covenants Of The Prophet Of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him)

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Muhammad Junaid , Dr. Jamil Ahmad Sindhu


Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was a Prophet of Mercy who endeavored to promote peace not only among his followers but also among his Ummah and other religious communities of his time. He guaranteed religious liberty to such people who promised to live in peace with Muslims. Nodoubt, it was his eamest desire that all None-Muslims should embrace the last divine message but if some people believing in earlier religious were not ready to accept Islam, he never forced them to convent. Infact, they were allowed to exist side by side with the Muslimspeacefully. The Holy Prophet (May Allah peace and blessing be upon his entered in to grant them religious liberty. These treaties were concluded with Jews, Christians and even with the idolaters of Makkah, The charter of Madinah, the Truce of Hudaybiyah and treaties with the Jews of Khyber and the Christians of Najran are worth mentioning. These contracts manifest the inclination of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) towards peace and security, religious freedom and mutual co-existence.

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