Is it correct that as per their holy book every human being on earth is "Kafir" (a person who rejected Islam) and need to accept Islam or die (not worth living).

Many counties in past and future going to be converted into 100% or in majority a Muslim nation.

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    Welcome to Islam SE. Your question title is based on a wrong assumption, read the bible (especially the old testament) and you will be thought otherwise it is full of hatred against any non Jewish human being.
    – user23533
    Commented Jun 25, 2018 at 14:14
  • Our duty is to educate those that don't know about Islam. We must share Islam with all of humanity. There is no compulsion in accepting and embracing Islam Our role is only to educate, share, and warn. Commented Jun 25, 2018 at 19:07

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Every kafir does not need to accept Islam or die.

On the contrary the life of a kafir is sacred and forbidden to take when he is:

  • Dhimmi - has become the subject of the Islamic state by agreeing to pay the jizyah tax.

    قاتلوا ... حتى يعطوا الجزية

    Fight ... until they give the jizyah

    Quran 9:29

    وإذا لقيت عدوك من المشركين فادعهم إلى ثلاث خصال أو خلال فأيتهن ما أجابوك فاقبل منهم وكف عنهم ثم ادعهم إلى الإسلام ... فإن هم أبوا فسلهم الجزية فإن هم أجابوك فاقبل منهم وكف عنهم

    When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; ... If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands.


  • Mu‘aahid - has a temporary peace treaty with the Muslims

    وإن جنحوا للسلم فاجنح لها وتوكل على الله

    And if they incline to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah

    Quran 8:61

    من قتل معاهدا لم يرح رائحة الجنة وإن ريحها توجد من مسيرة أربعين عاما

    Whoever killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims, shall not smell the smell of Paradise though its smell is perceived from a distance of forty years.


  • Musta’min - has been granted aman (assurance of safety) by any Muslim

    وإن أحد من المشركين استجارك فأجره حتى يسمع كلام الله ثم أبلغه مأمنه ذلك بأنهم قوم لا يعلمون

    And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah . Then deliver him to his place of safety. That is because they are a people who do not know.

    Quran 9:6

    ذمة المسلمين واحدة يسعى بها أدناهم

    The asylum granted by any Muslim is to be secured by all the Muslims, even if it is granted by one of the lowest social status among them

    Bukhari and Muslim

  • One who can not participate in fighting e.g. women, children,priests, disabled or elderly people etc.

    وقاتلوا في سبيل الله الذين يقاتلونكم ولا تعتدوا إن الله لا يحب المعتدين

    Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors.

    Quran 2:190

However if the non-Muslim does not fall into any of the above then he is a considered a Harbi Kafir. And it is permitted to kill a Harbi. However at times it is also permitted to enslave him or to impose Jizyah on him forcefully.

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    I'm not sure the "don't kill non-combatants" is as universally accepted as it may seem. In reliance of the travler section o9.10 it says "It is not permissible (A: in Jihad) to kill women or children unless they are fighting against the Muslims. Nor is it permissible to kill animals, unless they are being ridden into battle against the Muslims, or if killing them will help defeat the enemy. It is permissible to kill old men (0: old man (shaykh) meaning someone more than forty years of age) and monks.", which seems to indicate that killing those non-combatants is permissible.
    – G. Bach
    Commented Jun 25, 2018 at 21:24
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    @G.Bach My intent is to mention the majority view. Qurtubi in the Tafsir of 2:190 writes: وللشافعي قولان : أحدهما : مثل قول الجماعة ، والثاني : يقتل هو والراهب ، والصحيح الأول لقول أبي بكر ليزيد ، ولا مخالف له فثبت أنه إجماع , according to him there are two sayings attributed to Imam Shafi regarding the elderly and monks, the first one is similar to view of the majority, that they will not be killed and the second is that they will be killed, and the correct one is the first one as it is proven from the instruction of Abu Bakr to Yazid, and no one opposed it so it is established by Ijmah.
    – UmH
    Commented Jun 25, 2018 at 21:30

Every person on the earth, who is not a Muslim is a KAFIR, it is not true.

Meaning of KAFIR is considered wrongly by many people, let's first see it's meaning

disbeliever/unbeliever, faithless, apostate, atheist etc.

A person who don't know anything about God or Quran, he is not a KAFIR but those after knowing the truth, reject to accept it those are KAFIR.

Uma, already gave enough proof that a person should not be killed but he would have to give the Jizia (tax) and he can live with them.

Quran 8:55 Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are those who have disbelieved, and they will not [ever] believe

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