The Qur’anic View on Peaceful Interaction between Followers of Divinely Revealed Religions

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The Qur’anic view on peaceful coexis tence and encouraging dialog with non-Muslims (in particular ‘the people of the Book’) is a topic of significance in international law, peace, and peaceful coexis tence between followers of different religions and is indicative of the role that may be played by major religions, particularly Islam. There exis t more than fifty Muslim countries with various economic, political, and social ties with each other and also with non-Muslim countries. It is of great significance to demons trate ‘genuineness of the idea of peaceful coexis tence in Islam’ as it practically paves the path to cooperation of Muslim countries with others based on common principles and peaceful relations.