Quran teaches peaceful coexistence with people of all walks of life religious or otherwise-
Innumerable voices have admonished the peaceful coexistence, some of these voices have travelled far and wide. The absence of harmony as a foundation force in the observable political sphere is causing the unleashing of the most sophisticated weaponry upon humanity by the hands of a few ambitious butchers who seek to inflate an ambience of political hegemony. Can the world be continuously led by Islamophobia raising the eyebrows of every shrewd political aspirant to inherit another disturbing bombing session? As Dalai Lama said peaceful coexistence between world major religions will bring the much needed harmony to all people. Which really means to desist from nodding into other nations unless there be clear prevailing oppression.
Islamaphobes framing of Islam in deliberate negativity
As true representative knowledge of Islam is increasingly made available at finger tips which is its holy Book itself only prejudice can prevent someone to learn from it. The misconceptions due to biased notions among non-Muslim community in the wake of such published content are found to be even greater unfortunately. Frankly, Muslims are a people that broadly shun the practice of discriminating, fouling or reviling other religions and their respective figures. But in return Muslims are recipients of appalling condemnation of their honourable figures who have only taught to treat all people honourably with kindness and Justice regardless of peoples faith. The internet is filled with such venom spewing websites making easy access for the trap of negativity creating Islamaphobes.
Explanation of Quran 60:8
Quran 60:8 لَّا يَنْهَاكُمُ اللَّهُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُم مِّن دِيَارِكُمْ أَن تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوا إِلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ -Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes – from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly-. Muslims are required to be best in righteousness towards fellow non-Muslims and must act in Justice with them, unless Muslims find themselves wronged by them there remains no permission for any war.
Legacy of Peaceful coexistence in Islamic administration
Muslims have diligently upheld to this verse acting in obedience to it and exampled by the rich traditions of Prophet Muhammad blessing on him followed by the elected Caliphs in the representative form of democracy of Islam. Coexistence of People of the book (Jews & Christians) who were at liberty to judicial their respective state affairs within for themselves was unprecedented, which led to the thriving of Jews in specific and all other religious minorities under the guardianship of Islam.