What is the Relationship Between Muslims and Jews

Abdullah Hakim Quick

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What is the relationship between Muslims and Jewish people? As as, as people of religion in a sense, is there? Is there a real sense of animosity between Muslims and Jewish people? And I and I know this is a very funny question just because it's really important for you to come across.

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There is a lot of animosity in the text in the books and some of the books that are that are out there about Muslims on, can you put that into context? What is this kind of narrative start off? Because we know this wasn't a case back in the days? Yes, I mean, we first have to understand that the base is that we consider the Jews and the Christians to be al Kitab, that they are people of the book. And so we have a relationship with them, we can actually eat their food. And, you know, it is this even into marriage to a certain extent. I mean, we consider them to be very similar to us. They are part of the revealed text communities. And so it is the people of the book. So there's no

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natural animosity against the People of the Book. Secondly, we have to historically understand that Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. He made a treaty when he set up Medina, you know, as a city state, the the Jewish people were allowed to live in the city and not be forced to be Muslim. And there was a treaty, they played their role within the city, and they were allowed to maintain their customs and their feeling. And so throughout our history, you will see that wherever the Muslims were able to establish authority, it's really interesting point, the Jews felt more comfortable there than in other places. I mean, before before it used to add to it before the

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opening up of Al Aqsa. The Romans have banned the Jews from from from the middle of Soweto for That's right, almost 800 years. And then you also find it's an interesting phenomena, because, you know, I studied deeply into the history of Spain and Portugal and, and found that around 586 BC, there was a group of Jewish people who were were driven out of their land by Nebuchadnezzar. Right, so this is the Assyrians, you know who the Babylonians who came in. And so the Jews migrated to Spain, and 586 BC. And they, they establish themselves and continue degenerations. They lived in parts of North Africa, too. And so, when the Muslims came into that region, they found that Jewish

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people were being oppressed by the Visigoths, by the extreme Trinitarian Christians. So Christians who believe that one God and Jews to believe that one God were oppressed, so the Muslims took over the territory. And it said that when Tarik had been Siyad Rahim, Allah and 711 came across that, you know, it was the areas controlled by the Jews, and every city had a fortress, they would open up the gates, and they would tell the other people let them in, because we know them, right. And so they literally thrived. It'll enter loose. And historians agree, even Jewish historians that the greatest time of Jewish literature is under Muslim rule. Wow. Maimonides, who is considered to be the

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greatest scholar in Jewish history lived under the Muslims Al Andalus. And he actually migrated to North Africa and to Egypt. And he served under Muslim rulers live comfortably. And you will find within Morocco Moroccan culture, Algerian right across, you'll find, you know, Jewish quarters. It wasn't until the political movement came in.

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You see, that's when things change, because now it became a political movement that displaced the Palestinians. Right. And so this is where relationships started to change. So it's not based on the religion. So there is no animosity between Judaism and Islam during from a religious perspective. That's right. There's no animosity at all.