No my dear, you have merely misinterpreted the link you posted in the same very message. I advice you actually read your own links next time before flooding the board with them.Originally Posted by Muslima
And there you have it. Dhimma cannot have equal status to Muslims. This is all that matters.OK granted, in certain aspects, you could say it is discriminatory. Dhimma cannot have equal status to Muslims, the reason being they reject The Prophets (Jesus and Mohammed/ or just Mohammed)
I rarely rely on one website. My favorite source is usually the Italian Muslim Assembly, but the quotes I brought here can be found in the Wikipedia, for example. The Al-Zamakhshari quote is quite famousCan i ask, which website do you get your Hadeeth's and Quran quotes from? I only ask, because dubious websites twist them to mislead ....
No, what interests us is which interpretation is being put into action.It's worth mentioning, that there are differing opinion's on Hadeeth's and the various scholars, not all of these are binding. What is binding is the way The Prophet treated his dhimma .
Perhaps- but what was actually put into practice by his followers was not the Medina Charter, but the in-your-face discriminatory Pact of Umar.Another thing Womble, read the Constitution of Medina, The Prophet gave his dhimma equal status.
Perhaps, perhaps not. He most certainly didn't see it as a good thing though.Finally, About Bernard Lewis,
Yes i agree he is a know historian who has his finger on the pulse. His own words:
"Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century."