Answering the Misconceptions #05 – Do Muslims Hate Jews
Channel: Tom Facchine
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Some people think that Muslims hate Jews. And this is completely false. Muslims have an affinity and affinity for the Jewish people in the Jewish faith that is maybe the strongest, maybe even stronger than Christianity, maybe. Because we consider ourselves
very, very close to the situation that Moses was in, and that his people were in. In fact, if you go into the Koran, who's the Prophet that's mentioned the most, who's what story is kind of brought up the most and go gone into the most detail. It's the story of Moses, and his people and all the things that they faced. And even one of our observances fasting on the day of Ashura, right, which is in a particular month of Muharram, is actually something that is
taken from the Jews. And I don't mean taken from them by force. I mean, that when the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, came to Medina, and there were Jews there, he saw them fasting this day, and he asked them, Why are you fasting this day? They said, we're fasting in commemoration of the day when a law brought us out of Egypt and saved us from the Pharaoh.
And so, because it was part of the original teachings of what Moses brought, and it was the actual original teachings of God of Allah, the Prophet Mohammed told his followers to fast that day, and we fast that day. For right now, for 1400 years, we've been fasting that day in solidarity with the Jews, right? Regret, regrettably, modern politics have driven a wedge between Muslims and Jews, and this goes on both sides. Right. But if you go just a little bit farther back in history, you will notice a lot of collaboration, a lot of tolerance and toleration, a lot of mutual aid.
Something that a lot of people are aware of, when the Muslims and Jews were both kicked out of Spain. Upon the Reconquista, the leader of the Ottoman Empire sent ships to evacuate the Jews from Spain and bring them back to Muslim territory and the Ottoman lands. Right. So this is a cooperation and an affinity that has been going on for a very, very long time. And once the contemporary political issues are Oh are over, I have complete confidence that the older, more usual brotherhood between Jews and Muslims is going to remain strong.