Islamic concepts

Ahl al-Kitāb — People of the Book, those who follow earlier scriptures

أهل الكتاب
  • People of the Book = People with a Charter, Societies, Civilized Peoples? societies with a founding/central document?
  • And do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him." 29:46
  • Say, "O People of the Scripture, come to a word that is equitable between us and you - that we will not worship except Allah and not associate anything with Him and not take one another as lords instead of Allah ." But if they turn away, then say, "Bear witness that we are Muslims [submitting to Him]." 3:64