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Why Are Muslims Against Jews?

QBriefly speaking, why are Muslims against Jews? Is something said in the Quran clearly that they are enemies? Let me know the answer if you have or from some well known reputable source. Danish Khan


ABismillaahi walĥamdulillaahi waŝŝalaatu wassalaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaahi.  Your question has been forwarded to me for answering. Please reflect on the following points:

Firstly, Allaah SWT is Just, disapproves of injustices of any kind and commands Muslims to be standard bearers of justice.

Secondly, people are people, regardless of which religion, community or group they belong to. Personality traits belong to individuals, not to groups. It is the individuals who may be good or evil, not groups. Every segment of humanity (religious, social or ethnic groups) has good people and bad people. No segments can be exclusively comprised of either good or evil people. Thus, it is not proper to assign any character, profile or stereotypes to any group of people or segment of humanity. Doing so will be unjust to those members of that group who do not have the personality trait stereotyped for that group. That is why the Qur-aan never praises or condemns any group of people without recognizing those who are exception to the comment being made, regardless of how few those exceptions may be. Hence, the answer to your question is that: No, the Qur-aan does not generalize any condemnation or stereotype for any group of people en masse, whether it is the Jews or anyone else.

Thirdly, it is not correct to say that the Muslims are against the Jews. It simply is not true at all. Perhaps you may have met someone who is like that, but I do not know any Muslim who is against the Jews. To make a statement like that is the same stereotyping and generalizing that is wrong, unjust and improper.

Fourthly, yes many Muslims do complain about the vicious crimes, persecution and terrorist action(s) that Israelis commit against the poor and helpless Palestinians.  Whatever types of acts Pharaoh did to the Israelites and Nazis to the Jews are similarly being perpetrated against the Palestinian Christians and Muslims. But that complaint is not against the “Jews” but the criminals in Israel and elsewhere who are committing these crimes. There are even many Jewish people who abide by their conscience and complain in the same manner against these same crimes.

Fifthly, Muslims also complain about those Zionists and their Christian friends who have waged an immoral, unethical, hypocritical, biased and vicious media war against Islam and Muslims. Once again, that complaint is not against the Jews, because not all Jews are like that. The complaint is only against those Zionist Jews and pro-Zionist Christians who are actively engaged in this depraved and hypocritical war.

I hope this answers your question.

July 3, 2011

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