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Tolerance and Coercion in Islam: Interfaith Relations in the Muslim Tradition

By: Yohanan Friedmann

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009027

ISBN: 0521827035

Condition: New


Since the beginning of its history, Islam has encountered other religious communities both in Arabia and in the territories conquered during its expansion. Muslims faced other religions from the position of a ruling power and were therefore able to determine the nature of that relationship in accordance with their world-view and beliefs. Yohanan Friedmann’s original and erudite study examines questions of religious tolerance as they appear in the Quran and in the prophetic tradition, and analyses the principle that Islam is exalted above all religions, discussing the ways in which this princ... View more info