Analysis Of The Sheikh Hasan Al Kafrawi

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This source was created by the sheikh hasan al kafrawi. He was a Muslim professor of Cairo law. He was asked by a fellow Muslim about the treatment of the non- Muslims living in in a Muslim country. This article was created to show outsiders what the treatment of the Christians and Jews were. He showed us that the Christians and Muslims were not treated badly just unfair. This treatment was very much like the treatment of African Americans in the 1840s. In the 1840s African Americans were experiencing segregation. The African Americans were not allowed to mix with the whites and the whites were not allowed to mix with the blacks. Just like the African Americans the Muslims were segregated from the Christians and Jews. The segregation of the …show more content…
He said this because he didn’t want the other Muslims to look at the Christians and Jews and think “hey they have a better life than me, maybe I should join their religion” This was a major issue for the Muslims. They feared that some of the Muslims would convert to Judaism and Christianity. If Jews and Christians converted the Muslims then the Muslim population would deplete and the Christians and Jews would overthrow the Muslims. This document was written to persuade other Muslims to treat the Christians and Jews the way Shaikh Hasan Al Kafrawi thought they ought to be treated. He needed to start the fire and let other people join in on the mistreatment of the Christians and Jews the way he thought they should be treated. Shaikh Hasan Al Kafrawi quotes the Quran a lot in his address, but the one that stood out the most to me was Quran 9: 1 131: Those who bid what is right and forbid what is wrong, who observe the divine precepts, will be rewarded. Announce these glad tidings to the Muslims." He was using the Quran to back up his treatment and to make it not ok if people treated the Christians and Jews like the …show more content…
The source shows us that the Muslims were very scared that the Christians and Jews were going to convert the Muslim population and take it over. That is why they tried so hard to convert the Christians and Jews to Islam that is also why the Muslims pressed the Christians and Jews so much. The Muslims wanted the Christians and Jews to not be a threat to their religion. This portion of history is important because if it the Muslims hadn’t let the Christians come and live in their land then there would have been a lot more Christianity and Judaism in the world. Christianity and Judaism were kept alive because of the “tolerance” of the Muslims. And their tolerancelead to the spread of Christianity and Judaism in their

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