Muslims respecting other religion person is allowed or not.
Assalaam Alaikum wa rahmatullah Islam is a religion of peace and it supports tolerance and respect for choice of other religions. The moral duty of a Muslim is not limited to his family; rather he has duties regarding neighbours, society he lives in and the Muslim Ummah.
The holy Quran came from ALLAH Subhana wa ta’ala to correct the corruption done to previous Divine revelations. Islam is not a new religion, in fact all of the Prophet’s of Allah came to give the same teachings of Islam. Muslims don’t despise any non Muslim and cannot misbehave with them for no reason. Allah Subhana wa ta’ala says in the Quran:
“Allah does not forbid you to be just and righteous towards those who did not go into battle against you (over matters of faith), and did not expel you from your homes. Deal with them justly. Allah loves those who are just.” Quran 60: 8
It is very clearly mentioned here that Allah doesn’t forbid us to be kind and just with non-Muslims. It is also mentioned in Quran that there is no compulsion in religion. “Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand- hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.” Quran, 2:256
There is no compulsion in religion of Islam, a person has his own will if he wants to accept Islam or not. Islam is a blessing on Mankind.
There is no doubt that peace is one of the fundamental aspects of Islam. One of the 99 names of Allah Subhana wa ta’ala in Islam is “Peace” and Muslims use this word many times throughout the day when they greet each other.
Our Prophet, Muhammad sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallamlaid some of the foundations himself in dealing with people of other faiths, with a practical examples from his lifetime.
The dealings of the Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of Allah Subhana wa ta’ala be upon him, with other religions can best be described in the verse of the Quran:
“To you be your religion, to me be mine.”
In order to understand and judge this tolerance, if one is to look into the period in which Islam was a formal state, with the specific laws laid down by the Prophet in accordance with the tenets of religion; one can begin to understand this tolerance.
When the Prophet laid down a ‘constitution’ in Medina which detailed the responsibilities of all parties residing there, their obligations towards each other were clear, and certain restrictions were placed which were to be obeyed, and any breach of its articles was regarded as an act of treachery.
The first article of the constitution was that all the inhabitants of Medina, the Muslims as well as those who had entered the pact from the Jews, Christian, and idolaters, were “one nation to the exclusion of all others.”
All were considered members and citizens of Medina society regardless of religion, race, or ancestry. People of other faiths were protected from harm as much as the Muslims, as is stated in another article, “To the Jews who follow us belong help and equity. He shall not be harmed nor his enemies be aided.” Previously, each tribe had their alliances and enemies within and without Medina. The Prophet gathered these different tribes under one system of governance which upheld pacts of alliances previously in existence between those individual tribes. All tribes had to act as a whole with disregard to individual alliances. Any attack on other religion or tribe was considered an attack on the state and upon the Muslims as well.
Without going further into the history, the most important point that I wish to make is that Islam does encourage tolerance and respect for people’s freedom to choose religions. Salaam