Ahlul-kitab (People of the Book) are known as those that are of the faiths which have a revealed book/scripture. In the Qur'an, the people of the book are the Jews, Sabians and Christians.

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Why do Muslims proselytize?

I was reading Qur'an in English, when I came to verse 62 of Surat Al-Baqara I was really confused with the verse. As the English translation of the verse says - Verily! Those who believe and ...
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What does the superiority of bani-israel (Children of Israel) over all beings mean?

I read in some different surahs of quran mentioning the superiority of bani-israeil over all beings. what is true interpretation of these verses? يَا بَنِي إِسْرَ‌ائِيلَ اذْكُرُ‌وا نِعْمَتِيَ ...
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Are Jews & Christians Really Ahlul Kitab?

I've been looking for clear-cut evidence of the claims that Jews and Christians are Ahlul Kitab mentioned in the Quran. No where in the Quran does Allaah clearly mentions Jews and Christians as being ...
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How to interprete a marriage a Non-muslim prayer Salaat Al-Istikhara?

I am an Mexican Christian woman in love with a Kuwaiti Muslim man 10 years younger, both of us living in the US. Many things are against us but we love each other, so we are very confused. We dated ...
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Are Hindus “people of the book”?

I was told by a Muslim that the category of "people of the book" in Islam, which includes Jews and Muslims, has been considered at some points in history to include Hindus as well. What is the view of ...
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Who is a Jew… According to Muslims?

In Islam, Ahlul al-Kitaab have a special, protected status. For example, a Muslim man may marry a Jewish or Christian woman. Because of this, it is relevant to determine who is a Jew or a Christian. ...
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Why does Islam seem so much more like Judaism than like Christianity?

Islam comes chronologically after Judaism, and then Christianity. Assuming that Islam considers Christianity to be sort of an update to Judaism (is that wrong?), and that Islam is the final, ...
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Who are the people in Qur'an 3:113 - 115

Who are these people? 3:113 - 115 They are not [all] the same; among the People of the Scripture is a community standing [in obedience], reciting the verses of Allah during periods of the ...
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Islamic view of Christianity

Generally speaking or defined based on sect, is Christianity consider polytheistic (Mushrikeeen) or of the book (Ahl al-Kitāb)? Please answer with references, not opinions.
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Who are Sabeans?

In Surat Al-Baqarah ayah 62, Allah (The Glorified) says; Sahih InternationalIndeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among ...
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Does Islam have any official position(s) on the Gospel of Barnabas?

The Gospel of Barnabas is a text that turned up in the form of a couple 16th century manuscripts in Spanish and Italian. It makes a claim to originate from the witness of Barnabas the disciple of ...
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What set of beliefs makes someone Ahlul Kitab?

We've talked about if Mormons are ahl-ul-kitab. And who (generally) ahlul-kitab are. I'm asking something much more specific: what exact combination of beliefs, and other properties, designates ...
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Are Mormons considered Ahl-ul Kitab?

The People of the Book (Ahl-ul Kitab) are granted a particular status in Islam. The Christians and the Jews, those who received and follow the previous scriptures, are easily counted among their ...
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Who are “ahlul kitab”?

What/who are ahlul kitab? Are Muslims a subset of ahlul kitab? Correct me if I'm wrong, but: Ahlul kitab means "people of the book" in English. What is the "book" in this phrase, and what "people" ...