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In most countries, the Sharia court is not the same as a secular (government legal system court) and would probably have no more authority in a non-Muslim society than a bais din. In that case, one should try bais din first. It would also judge by the religious rules of a different religion rather than secular law so dina d'malchusa would not apply. This ...


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Your question is very broad. Let me address one aspect of it, namely interfaith dialogue with Christianity. R Avraham Gordiner writes here R. Moshe Feinstein, in a set of halakhic letters penned in 1967 to R. Yosef B. Soloveitchik of Boston and to Dr. Bernard Lander (Igr. Moshe YD 3:43-44), unequivocally forbade Jewish participation in ecumenical ...


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The Salat includes the line "And I bear witness that Muhammad is [Allah's] servant and Messenger" which contradicts Jewish belief. You would not be allowed to say this line, and I think you would not be allowed to participate in the Salat in a manner that makes people think you are saying this line. I sort of think that if there were a Muslim prayer that ...


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There are no benefits to converting beyond the fact that you are serving as an example and teacher to the rest of the nations, and that your fate is tied to that of the Jewish people, who if are collectively righteous, are promised the opportunity for maximum spiritual growth. However, an extremely high degree of spiritual growth is available to gentiles who ...


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The short answer is no. We are permitted to hate evildoers. Nonetheless, the Mishna in Avot Chapter 2 says (this is a text that contains the spirit of Torah ethics as passed down from God to Moses…) that hatred of people destroys the person who hates. Also, according to Rambam (Maimonides), even the 7 nations of Canaan and Amalek whom we are commanded ...


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Disproving a negative is difficult, but I will say that there is no religious text that prescribes disliking or hating Muslims and I will support my assertion with circumstantial evidence. Throughout history, major Jewish leaders have had good relations with Muslims. Rambam was a physician of the royal family of the Ayyubid dynasty. If there was a ...


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Yes, the Jews did kill a prophet-- Zechariah the High Priest and Prophet: ורוח אלהים לבשה את־זכריה בן־יהוידע הכהן ויעמד מעל לעם ויאמר להם כה אמר האלהים למה אתם עברים את־מצות יהוה ולא תצליחו כי־עזבתם את־יהוה ויעזב אתכם. ויקשרו עליו וירגמהו אבן במצות המלך בחצר בית יהוה Then the spirit of God enveloped Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest; he stood ...


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Yes the idolator King Manasseh killed his grandfather, the prophet Isaiah (Yevamoth 49b).


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Rav Saadiah Gaon used to study parts of the Koran: Prof. Meir Bar Asher gave a lecture regarding Saadia Gaon and the Quran at the Bernard Revel Graduate School. An article about that lecture can be found here. Below is a summary of the lecture: Saadia’s endeavor to harmonize the Hebrew Bible with reason is not unlike similar Muslim attempts—through ...



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