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Non-Muslims under Islam

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March 2006
Islam

Non-Muslims under Islam

Last month we asked why Christians suffer where Muslims dominate. Among other things I explained the concept of dhimmi – the ‘protected’ status historically accorded to Jews, Christians, Sabeans and Zoroastrians who submit to Islamic rule and pay a special poll tax. But not all non-Muslims under Islam can be accorded dhimmi status. For…

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The gospel in the Arab world

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April 2004
Islam

The gospel in the Arab world

As a young National Serviceman, I was disappointed to be posted to Aden (now Yemen) in 1956 – I wanted to visit Singapore and Malaysia instead. After all, no tourists ever went on holiday to this barren spot!   But the Lord had reasons for sending me, because there I met Arabs for the…

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February 2001
Islam

MUSLIM WORLDVIEW

Maurice.Thank you, Achmed, for agreeing to discuss your faith with me. There are many Muslims living in Europe now and it is good for the three great monotheistic faiths to understand one another. Have you heard much about my faith, Christianity? Achmed. Of course! We venerate Jesus as a prophet and honour his virgin…

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