Interfaith Harmony Week: From the Islamic Traditions Posted February 5, 2015 by Susan Batterton


Day Five – February 5, 2015
Interfaith Harmony Week
From the Islamic Traditions

In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.



     There should be no compulsion in religion.  Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in God, has surely grasped a strong handle which knows no breaking. (2.256)

      If it had been the will of your Lord that all the people of the world should be believers, all the people of the earth would have believed! Would you then compel mankind against their will to believe? (10.99)

      O people, We have created you from a male and a female and made you into races and tribes so that you may know each other. Surely the most honored of you in the sight of God is the one who is the most righteous of you. (49:13).

      …To each among you have We prescribed a Law and an Open Way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single People, but (His plan is) to test you in what He has given you; so strive as in a race in all virtues. The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute. (5:48)