Qur’an 5:14: “From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done.”
Qur’an 4:171: “O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not “Three” – Cease! (it is) better for you! – Allah is only One Allah. Far is it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.”
Qur’an 4:157: “And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.”
Qur’an 5:116: “And when Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst thou say unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah? he saith: Be glorified! It was not mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then Thou knewest it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy Mind. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Knower of Things Hidden?”
Qur’an 19:35: “It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.”
Qur’an 9:30-31: “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they! They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One Allah. There is no Allah save Him. Be He Glorified from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)!”
Qur’an 9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
“Indonesian churches donate Koran for prisoners in Australia,” from The Jakarta Post, August 13 (thanks to Twostellas):
The Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) and the Indonesian Bishops Council (KWI) donated on Friday 500 Korans for Indonesian citizens imprisoned in Australia, Antara reported.
Distribution of the Islamic holy books would be entrusted to Muhammadiyah, the country’s second largest Muslim organization.
Coordinator of the action Damien Dematra said a Christian community in Australia had reported the need of Koran among Indonesian prisoners in the neighboring country.
He added that the donation demonstrated Indonesian Christians’ opposition to a plan promoted by US-based Dove World Outreach Center to burn the Koran on Sept. 11 as part of the country’s commemoration of the 2001 terror attacks.
Muhammadiyah chairman Din Syamsuddin praised the donation constituted mutual respect and harmony among people from different faiths in the country.
When might we see any of that respect and harmony flowing in the other direction?