Jews and Christians in Palestine under Muslim Rule

Unfortunately, the crusade is not a thing of the past as some might think. It continued with many influential personalities of the present. Though many Christians positively regard it, Jews and Muslims on the other hand, maintain very bitter memories about its bloody history. Christian missionaries of the past and the present view their work of seducing people to convert as a crusade.  politician view this double standard policy against other nations as a crusade. In other words tolerating other is not a part is not a part of the Christian agenda. It is not fair to deny the original teachings of the prophets. They taught tolerance and practiced it. They brought guidance and light. However the great distortions of their teachings resulted in crusades, inquisitions, slavery, discriminations, colonization, and treating people with double standards.

In contrast to the bleak history of the crusaders in Palestine, the Muslims have set a universal example for tolerance and accommodation that no nation on earth can claim its like. Abu Ubaydah, the Muslim commander sent to the Umar (Caliph) bin al-Khattab (the second Muslim caliph) telling him the citizens of Jerusalem wanted him to come to take the keys of the city. Therefore, the caliph started his journey with his steward heading towards Jerusalem. On his arrival the citizens of Elia (Jerusalem) received him with pleasure. He signed with them the famous peace document, which reads as follows:

In the name of God, The Compassionate, The Merciful

This is what the servant of God, Umar, chief of the believers, gave to Elia’s (Jerusalem) inhabitants concerning the safety of their properties, money, Churches, etc. Their Churches shall not be demolished. They should not be harmed or forced to accept a religion against their will. This should be guaranteed by the Khalifa and all Muslims, and monitored by God and His prophet (pbuh) as long as the other side adheres to it and pays the Jezyah (tax).

As a matter of fact, Umar (2nd Caliph) was the first to liberate Jerusalem from the Roman Occupation.


About Imran Ali

IMRAN ALI, is an up-coming writer and columnist. His studies were interrupted when he, as a child of 14, simply told his father M. Sulemen, a businessman, that he just can't get what his school teacher teaches paying little attention to the weak students of the class. So, on a promise that he'll 'study at home' he never again saw the face of the school, though he carried his studies well to fullfill the promise of his; his experience as a volunteer(a dedicated social worker) provided him with material for his articles and writings. He first gained attention with ''Aurangzed as he was'' and ''New world Order 'Vs' Just world Order'' (September 2011, The Companion, English monthly, and several other magazines), probably his finest articles. Next 10 year he coming with his debut novel, and is fully dedicated on it's research. Taken together, his articles present a broad, naturalistic picture of Indian life. His subjects include History, the Indian peasantry, the bureaucracy, life of a downtrodden Indians and have nots, the emotional problems of the different classes, and, ominously, hallucination, Very new in Style and to Approach, Combining psychoanalysis with human behaviour. His writings well captures the collective psyche of the world as a whole. He's been a district level boxer. Known as a peoples magnet in his vast friends circle, and a booklover who humorously with pride discloses, '' I've read over hundreds of books relating to arts, literature, science, metaphysics, naturopathy and psychlogy. So, the conclusion here is easy to derive, that i, who was raised from childhood in a modern muslim belief have been mostly preferring reading all kinds of books rather than writing!'' His reading since childhood, has been mostly centered around knowing the truths[truth here means of all kinds humans ever categorized, mysteries and human psyche has given me a better understanding of the human soul, mind and spirit in collaboration with my Islamic teachings.] Since he started his reading at the age of 15 reading Stories of literary giants, like Leo tolstoy, George Orwell, and Guy de muppasant and many Indian masters like Sir Mohammed Iqbal(The Poet Of the East), Margret Marcus, Leopold weiss, and Manto. And their collective influence made me search for my own moorings, adapting my father's style of srorytelling. In the beginning, there was nothing magnificent in acquiring all this, from books, as it was nothing more beside his own interest, and his interest to help morally deprived and confused men he used to meet in parties and gatherings. And amazingly, only a few years back, an up an coming, extraordinarily talented writer and one of his closest friends of his, who always loved his ideas gave rise to a writer hiding somewhere inside him. When while sipping the tea he insisted him to collect his ideas in a diary which keep on counselling youngmen of varieties every third day resulting in a great interruption in our appointed informational communication. Suddenly, at the very instinct, the idea occured in his mind of writing down these ideas effectively, concisely and pertaining to the questions of todays' youth who are short of time resolving them. And with him as his inspiration, he picked up the pen, and started unfolding, writing in the name of the architect of this whole universe. Which is none other than ''Allah.''

10 comments on “Jews and Christians in Palestine under Muslim Rule

  1. Presently the condition of christians is as pathetic as the that of muslims, under the Israel Occupation. Yet we find the western world supports Israel Government. Even during the crusades, the western christians persecuted eastern christians. So the problem is not because of the ‘Christian Agenda’. Rather there seems to be other political reasons.

  2. Okay, but Umar Ebin Al-Khattab gave the safety just for Christian not for Jewish….

    Allah says: “Strongest among men in enmity to the Believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the Believers wilt thou find those who say: “We are Christians:” because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.”
    “And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognise the truth: they pray: “Our Lord! we believe; write us down among the witnesses.”

    لتجدن أشد الناس عداوة للذين آمنوا اليهود والذين أشركوا ولتجدن أقربهم مودة للذين آمنوا الذين قالوا إنا نصارى ذلك بأن منهم قسيسين ورهبانا وأنهم لا يستكبرون
    وإذا سمعوا ما أنزل إلى الرسول ترى أعينهم تفيض من الدمع مما عرفوا من الحق يقولون ربنا آمنا فاكتبنا مع الشاهدين وما لنا لا نؤمن بالله وما جاءنا من الحق ونطمع أن يدخلنا ربنا مع القوم الصالحين

  3. islam conveys the message of true brotherhood universality and tolerance.

  4. It’s just one example. The history of Islam is full of such examples. Islam upholds the policy of Justice, Peace, and Kindness towards all living beings. Muslim rulers have never adopted the policy of practising double standards or of killing innocent people just because of religious differences. Non-muslim citizens are never so ill-treated, harassed, and marginalised under muslim rule as muslims are now-a-days. Rather, the protection of their lives and properties used to be the duty of their muslim rulers, unless they did some mischief. Nobody has ever to pay such cost for following one’s religion under muslim rule as muslims have to pay in this so-called “secular” world, just for being “muslims”, in the form of their lives and properties. And the credit for all this goes to the Jewish lobby which has always been busy playing intrigues against islam and muslims all over the world, the greatest example of their such intrigues in the modern world being the incident of 9/11.

  5. It’s a great piece of authentic history which could well help in maintaining the modern inter-religious relations.

  6. Muslims had always been in a peace treaty with the Christians and the Jews. When Hazrat Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA) reached Elia (Jerusalem), the inhabitants of Elia were surprised by him. His ways, his sermon, his treaty after the pope called truce! He did not demolish the churches, he gave full freedom to the ellan inhabitants to practice their faith.

    But what was done to the mosque of Khaid bin Walid (RA), was just opposite! This day, requires a caliph! The Shari’a, Muslims like Hazrat Umar (RA) and Khalid Bin Walid (RA)

  7. the world need men like Umar bin al-Khattab
    العالم يحتاج رجال مثل عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه

    • Restore the Khilafah, first Restore the Authentic Jama´ah

                  In order for the Khilafah to be restored, theJama´ah must first be restored! It must be an authentic Jama´ah under the leadership of an authentic Ameer/Imam who has a commanding knowledge of the Qur´an and Sunnah. Authenticity requires that the members of the Jama´ah give theBaiy´ah to the Ameer/Imam and must then strictly adhere to the discipline of “listening and obeying” in all matters which do not involve disobedience of Allah (SWT) or His Messenger (SAW). Such a Jama´ah is needed so as to wage an organized and collective struggle for the restoration of theKhilafah and of Dar Al-Islam, for the purpose of establishing the Islamic socio-political system (Iqamah Al-Deen).

  8. What was taken by force, difinitly will be back by force. #Ghaza #Palestine

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