As Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
Kindness to Non-Muslims
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 being kind and just to those who do not fight you for religion
or expel you from your homes, rather Allah loves those who are just,”
(Surah Al-Mumtahana 60:8)
This verse is the clearest refutation of the misconception that Islam promotes terrorism and bigotry. This verse makes it quite clear that the verses dealing with war and fighting apply only to those who fight Muslims or oppress them. To everybody else, the principles of justice and kindness apply.
Justice and kindness are two of the fundamental principles of the Islamic system. The prophet (peace be upon him) said regarding kindness, “None of you truly believe until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself,” and regarding justice this verse is very clear, “Allah loves those who are just,”
As Muslims, we are obligated to be just in all our dealings, not favoring one person over another due to their race, religion, wealth or social status, and we have to be kind to all of Allah’s creation. Not just humans, but we need to be kind even to animals, plants and the earth itself. It is this high level of kindness and justice that Muslims should strive for always.
Source: Verse of the Day Collection by Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar