THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF MUSLIMS IN MUSLIM CHRISTIAN RELATIONS IN THE SOCIETY
The basis of Islamic society is in essence different from that upheld by some religions, which in their original forms share with Islam the direct spiritual lineage of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Islam affirms the divinely ordained missions of Prophet Musa (AS), through whom God revealed the sacred scripture called the at-Taurat (Torah), and of Prophet Isa (AS), through whom God revealed the scripture known as al-Injil (the Gospel). The message is in essence, the same as that which Allah revealed to all His prophets and messengers. Allah's revelation enshrines the highest values of humankind, and the divine commandments are essentially not different from the values which human beings have cherished and striven to maintain throughout history, regardless of cultural, racial, linguistic and socio-economic differences. Success in this life is directly related to the practice of these values. The methodology adopted in this research is descriptive. Muslim-Christian relations have been an issue since the historic rise of Islam, more than fourteen centuries ago. It is obvious therefore that, there are religious differences, but these differences are not meant to create conflict, crises and misunderstanding among the adherents. There is also need for peaceful co-existence for better development.
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