Jews and Muslims
Islam and anti-Semitism relates to Islamic theological teaching against Jews and Judaism and the treatment of Jews in Muslim countries.
With the origin of Islam in the 7th centuryAD and its rapid spread in the Arabian Peninsula and beyond, Jews (and many other peoples) came to be subject to the rule of Muslim rulers. The quality of the rule varied considerably in differentperiods, as did the attitudes of the rulers, government officials, clergy and general population to various subject peoples from time to time, which was reflected in their treatment of these subjects.Reuven Firestone notes that, 'negative assessments and even condemnation of prior religions and their adherents occur in all three scriptures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.’  This article looksat the Muslim attitude to, and treatment of, Jews in Islamic thought and societies throughout history, and explores the ramifications of these attitudes in the contemporary world.
The relationshipbetween Islam and Judaism is a special and close one. The two religions share similar values. Islam incorporates Jewish history as a part of its own. Muslims regard the Children of Israel as a centralreligious concept in Islam. Moses is mentioned in the Qur’an more than any other prophet. There are forty-three references to Israelites in the Quran, and many in the Hadith. Jews in turn see Muslimsas perfect monotheists and as adherents of the Seven Laws of Noah. Thus according to Judaism, Muslims are seen as righteous people of God. The historical interaction of Judaism and Islam started inthe 7th century AD with the origin and spread of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula.
Because Islam has its foundation in Judaism and share a common origin in the Middle East through Abraham, both areconsidered Abraham religions. There are many shared aspects between Judaism and Islam; Islam is similar to Judaism in its fundamental religious outlook, structure, jurisprudence and practice. Because of...
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