Judaism

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While holding theological differences with Judaism, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community promotes interfaith harmony, tolerance and freedom of religion. 


Ahmadiyya view


Promoting interfaith harmony

While acknowledging the theological differences between Judaism and Islam, but the present Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has promoted interfaith harmony and mutual respect:

Islam teaches you must respect and care for the sentiments of other people. This includes religious sentiments and the feelings of others in relation to general social issues. On one occasion, in order to safeguard the religious sensitivities of a Jewish man, the Holy Prophetsa sided with the Jew after he reported an argument that had taken place between him and a Muslim. To spare the feelings of the Jewish person, the Holy Prophetsa rebuked the Muslim by saying that he should not claim that the Holy Prophetsa was superior to Moses, although he knew that he had brought the final law-bearing book. This is the manner in which the Holy Prophetsa took care of the feelings of others and established peace within society.

- Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, World Crisis and the Pathway to Peace

Condemning anti-semetic attacks

The present Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has condemned anti-semetic attacks on several occasions. Following a shooting at a Jewish school, he said:

Recently, a merciless and heartless person shot dead some French soldiers in the South of France for no reason, and then some days later, he entered a school and killed three innocent Jewish children and one of their teachers. We also see such cruelties regularly come to pass in other Muslim countries and so all of these acts are giving the opponents of Islam fuel to vent their hatred and a basis upon which to pursue their goals on a large scale. As a Muslim, I shall make it absolutely clear that Islam does not permit cruelty or oppression in any way, shape or form. The holy Quran has deemed the killing of one innocent person without reason akin to killing all mankind. This is an injunction that is absolute and without exception.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, World Crisis and the Pathway to Peace