Disagreeable By Nature
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- Not in the Kingdom... yet.
That is a misconception. Did you know that Muslim men are allowed to marry Christians and Jews? That should put to rest this objection. If that is not proof that friendship between Jews and Muslims is permissible, then I do not know what it. However, even some Muslims are confused about this, I do admit. But check this out:
"Allah forbids you not, With regard to those who Fight you not for (your) Faith Nor drive you out Of your homes, From dealing kindly and justly With them: For Allah loveth Those who are just." The Quran, 60:8
It makes it clear that those verses which have been quoted on this thread only refer to those Christian and Jewish tribes which were hostile to the Muslims. During the early days, there were some tribes which broke their treaties with the Muslims and those verses were revealed to address that particular situation, and Muslims were told not to rely on outsiders for political alliances.
Ahhhhh, I see. Well, that makes perfect sense to me. My only knowledge of the Koran is the bits and pieces that I hear on these posts, because I haven't gotten to reading it yet (I plan to, though; hard to participate in discussions without background knowledge).