Tolerance and Coercion in Islam: Interfaith Relations in the Muslim Tradition

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Overview

Since the beginning of its history, Islam has encountered other religious communities both in Arabia and in the territories conquered during its expansion. The most distinctive characteristic of these encounters was that Muslims faced other religions from the position of a ruling power. They were, therefore, able to determine the nature of that relationship in accordance with their world-view and beliefs. Yohanan Friedmann's original and erudite study examines questions of religious tolerance and coercion as they appear in the Qur'an and in the prophetic tradition, and analyses the principle that Islam is exalted above all religions, discussing the ways in which this principle was reflected in various legal pronouncements. The book also considers the various interpretations of the Qur'anic verse according to which 'No compulsion is there is religion ...', noting that, despite the apparent meaning of this verse, Islamic law allowed religious coercion to be practiced against Manichaeans and Arab idolaters, as well as against women and children in certain circumstances.
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"...wholeheartedly recommended to all those with an interest in religious history and the formation of the Islamic tradition." Folklore Bulletin

"...a tour de force..." Middle East Quarterly

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Meet the Author

Yohanan Friedmann is Max Shloessinger Professor of Islamic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His publications include Prophecy Continuous: Aspects of Ahmadi Religious Thought and its Medieval Background (2002).
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Religious diversity and hierarchy of religions 13
2 Classification of unbelievers 54
3 Is there no compulsion in religion? 87
4 Apostasy 121
5 Interfaith marriages 160
6 Concluding observations 194
Selected Bibliography 200
General Index 215
Index of Qur'anic verses 231
Index of prophetic traditions 233
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