Author: Ibn al-Hashimi
In this book, I will address Islamaphobes. A great many of these Islamaphobes identifyÂ themselves as Jews and Christians. However, I recognize that these Islamaphobes onlyÂ make up a small percentage of the Jews and Christians overall. Although theÂ Islamaphobes may well be the loudest voices amongst the Jews and Christians in theÂ West, I recognize that they are only self-appointed leaders of the faith, and they do notÂ represent the vast majority of well-meaning Jews and Christians. The Quran, while itÂ does criticize some Jews and Christians (as well as some Muslims), neverthelessÂ recognizes that not all Jews and Christians are alike.
The Quran declares:
Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) are aÂ portion that stand for the right. They rehearse the Signs of God all night long, andÂ they prostrate themselves in adoration. They believe in God and the Last Day;Â they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they strive with oneÂ another in hastening to good works. They are in the ranks of the righteous.
In the process of defending my religion against Jewish and Christian Islamaphobes, IÂ pray that I do not offend well-meaning Jews and Christians in the process. I apologize inÂ advance for any unintended harshness on my part. In the words of Saladin:
Victory is changing the hearts of your opponents by gentleness and kindness.
Any good that I bring is from God Most High; only the faults are mine.