Muslim and Non-Muslim Relations in Islam


  • Dr. Md. Helal Uddin Chairman, Department of Islamic Studies, The People’s University of Bangladesh.


Muslim, Non-Muslim, Religion, Faith


Our world is so interdependent and so interrelated that peaceful dialogue has become an imperative. In spite
of the general erosion of commitment to "religion," however interpreted or misinterpreted, religion still plays a pivotal
role in shaping people's attitudes and influencing their behavior. In spite of serious instances of abuse of various religions
by some of their claimed followers so as to justify or instigate acts of brutality and bloodshed, there are positive and
helpful common themes in these religions. Therefore, peaceful and candid inter-faith and inter-faith dialogues are
important tools in working for such goals. This paper is a humble contribution to that dialogue from one perspective with
in a major world religion that is the professed faith of nearly one-fifth of the human race. One that is more misunderstood
than any other faith, sometimes, even, by some of its followers.
This paper examines the nature and parameters of the normative relationship between muslims and non-Muslims. It is
based mainly on and attempt to understand the Qur'an in its own textual and historical context. To do this, it is necessary
to begin with the methodology and assumptions that underpin the paper.

Author Biography

Dr. Md. Helal Uddin, Chairman, Department of Islamic Studies, The People’s University of Bangladesh.




How to Cite

Dr. Md. Helal Uddin. (2021). Muslim and Non-Muslim Relations in Islam. Academic Journal on Arts & Humanities Education, 1(3), 1–16. Retrieved from