Is It Okay For Muslims To Defend Rights Of Non Muslims

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Faith IQ

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All of us have right as humans irrespective of where we may be from. What about people of other religious minority groups? Are we as Muslims allowed to defend their rights? What can we take from the life of the Prophet (PBUH)?

Shaykh Yahya Ibrahim answers

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Is it okay for Muslims to defend the rights of other minority religious groups.

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It is a duty upon Muslims to defend the rights of anyone who is weak irrespective of their faith, practice and commitment. Those are really important tenants that we learn from the Sierra and the sooner the Prophet Mohammed Salah law what he was sending them, you learn it not just from his behavior in particular moments, but in his general attitude to those who were weak. And you know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was one who experienced levels of hostility, trauma,

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with his emergence of messenger ship, and sharing it with the world today. But I do remind you not to forget that there are certain limitations, that we must know that not because we defend someone because of because of them being undervalued and being oppressed. That That means we defend a false ideology and a false practice and faith. And we have to separate between individuals and people's beliefs and practices and faithfulness. So that's an important thing. Number two, we have to understand that when we come to step forward to assist others, it's not because of personal gain that we are seeking, meaning if I rub your back, you'll scratch my back in return. Number three,

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it's important to know that the balance has to always be in accordance to the word of a law and the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there are certain things that are indefensible, and certain behaviors that are not tolerable for us as Muslims, even though we have a love and a tolerance for an individual. We don't have a love and a tolerance for the act that may be committed as an atrocity and an abomination in our faith. I hope that's clear.