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Religious conflict in early Islam: a study of its causes from Quran sunnah perspective

Gilani, Sayyid Muhammad Yunus and Islam, Tazul (2014) Religious conflict in early Islam: a study of its causes from Quran sunnah perspective. QURANICA - International Journal of Quranic Research, 6 (2). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2289-5396

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This paper aims to present an historical survey on the conflict between Islam and other religions. It undertakes an analytic textual reading of the concerned Quranic verses and a historical survey of the Prophet’s (pbuh) efforts to resolution of the conflict. This study finds that a multi-dimensional causes contributed to the conflict between the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and other religions. For example, Religious roots which was mainly caused by the Christians and Jews’ denial of prophecy of Muhammad (pbuh) after a clear prediction of his prophethood in their religious scriptures. However, politico-economy was another key element of this conflict in the early Islamic state in Madinah. Though this conflict had come to broad daylight in the Islamic era, had a long pre-Islamic root go back to the second and third century CE. Moreover, Jews and Christians had a genuine fear of being defeated by the new emerging Muslim power. Therefore, they had found themselves in conflict so that they could reign their hegemony over the territory. In addition, after a city state was established in Madinah, the Prophet (pbuh) found a demographic presence of Jews and their ally Quraish threatening it peace, security, stability and even assassination of head of the state. Hence, the conflict had become inevitable

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5272/53186
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conflict, religious scriptures, prophethood, Jews, Christians, Muslims.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP134 Qur'an
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Yunus Gilani
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 09:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53186

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