Contrary to the brutal treatment Christians face under ISIS, the Muslim Prophet Mohammed described his ideal Islamic State as a community with religious pluralism and civil rights, where Christians and the ability to worship were protected.
ISIS’ treatment of Christians goes against the teaching of the prophet they purport to follow.
Dr Craig Considine, a research professor from Rice University, who has written a paper exploring the covenants Mohammed made with Christians.
Based on what?
A collection of newly translated covenants written by Prophet Mohammed between 622 and 632 AD that he made with different Christian groups, including the monks of mount Sinai, the Christians of Najran, the Christians of Persia and the Christians of the World.
These covenants reveal the Prophet’s desire to work with – not against – Christians in the area, in order to build his ummah (Arabic community).
Right, what do these covenants say?
These covenants revealed the thinking behind and practical implications of Mohammed’s desire to ensure religious freedom.
“Prophet Mohammed made it clear that freedom of religion is an inherent right for Christians living in a Muslim nation,” Considine said.