Hatred and Violence in the Qur’an Awareness Month: “Do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies”
The last couple of highlighted passages featured violence. Now we’re back to hate:
O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people. (Qur’an 5:51)
Ibn Kathir explains: “Allah forbids His believing servants from having Jews and Christians as friends, because they are the enemies of Islam and its people, may Allah curse them.”
Lovely guy, Ibn Kathir. But it’s Allah, or Muhammad, or whoever invented both, who deserves the credit.