In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Firstly: We repeat once again the fact that rebutting false beliefs, ideas and views does not necessitate bad behaviour, rather Muslims are commanded to behave well towards others. Must read: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-west-with-fine-conduct/ https://salaficentre.com/2017/05/stance-proactive-order-protect-muslims-non-muslim-neighbours-inhuman-ideologies-devilish-acts-jihaadist-terrorists-sympathisers/
Allaah [The Most High] said:
قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَهۡلَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَكُمۡ أَلَّا نَعۡبُدَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَلَا نُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُنَا بَعۡضًا أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُولُواْ ٱشۡهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسۡلِمُونَ
Say (O Muhammad): “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.” [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayah 64]
Meaning: say to the people of the scripture – the Jews and Christians, [تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَكُمۡ – Come to a word that is just between us and you]- Meaning: Come let us unite upon the statement which all the Prophets and Messengers agreed upon and none opposed it except the obstinate and misguided. This statement is not specific to anyone of us, rather it is something that you and us should establish between us, so this is justice and fairness in debate. Then Allaah explains this and said: [أَلَّا نَعۡبُدَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَلَا نُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا – that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him]- Meaning: We should single out Allaah in worship, devoting all love, fear and hope to Him alone, and we should not associate anyone as partner with Allaah in worship- neither a Prophet, an Angel, a Righteous Person, an Idol, a Deified image, a living or non-living thing, [وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُنَا بَعۡضًا أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِۚ – and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allaah]; rather all obedience is to be devoted to Allah and His Messengers. [فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُولُواْ ٱشۡهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسۡلِمُونَ – Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims]. [Tafsir As-Sadi]
Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah [rahimahullaah] said replied to the Nasaaraa during his era:
Had it been that you [Nasaaraa] were upon the [path of the Messiah], you would not have changed it. You will not be benefited, for you have belied the Messenger- the Prophet who can neither read nor write, who was sent to you and to all the creation with another path that is more complete than all the other paths before it. Likewise, the Yahood will not be benefited even if they followed the path of the Torah, whilst not adhering to the path of the Messiah who was sent to them; rather, whoever belies a single Messenger is an unbeliever, as Allaah [The Exalted] said:
إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَكۡفُرُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يُفَرِّقُواْ بَيۡنَ ٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ وَيَقُولُونَ نُؤۡمِنُ بِبَعۡضٍ۬ وَنَڪۡفُرُ بِبَعۡضٍ۬ وَيُرِيدُونَ أَن يَتَّخِذُواْ بَيۡنَ ذَٲلِكَ سَبِيلاً
Verily, those who disbelieve in Allaah and His Messengers and wish to make distinction between Allaah and His Messengers (by believing in Allaah and disbelieving in His Messengers) saying, “We believe in some but reject others,” and wish to adopt a way in between.” [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayah 150]
Indeed, it is the case that the path which the Messiah [peace be upon him] came with is the truth and whoever followed it was a believer and a Muslim from the friends of Allaah. And Allaah [The Exalted] said:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُوٓاْ أَنصَارَ ٱللَّهِ كَمَا قَالَ عِيسَى ٱبۡنُ مَرۡيَمَ لِلۡحَوَارِيِّـۧنَ مَنۡ أَنصَارِىٓ إِلَى ٱللَّهِۖ قَالَ ٱلۡحَوَارِيُّونَ نَحۡنُ أَنصَارُ ٱللَّهِۖ فَـَٔامَنَت طَّآٮِٕفَةٌ۬ مِّنۢ بَنِىٓ إِسۡرَٲٓءِيلَ وَكَفَرَت طَّآٮِٕفَةٌ۬ۖ فَأَيَّدۡنَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ عَلَىٰ عَدُوِّهِمۡ فَأَصۡبَحُواْ ظَـٰهِرِينَ
O you who believe! Be you helpers (in the Cause) of Allaah as said ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), to Al-Hawaariyyeen (the disciples): “Who are my helpers (in the Cause) of Allaah?” Al-Hawaariyyeen (the disciples) said: “We are Allaah’s helpers” (i.e. we will strive in His Cause!). Then a group of the Children of Israel believed and a group disbelieved. So We gave power to those who believed against their enemies, and they became the uppermost. 61:14
Therefore, the one who followed the Messiah became a Muslim and the one who disbelieved in him became a disbeliever. And Allaah [The Exalted] said:
إِذۡ قَالَ ٱللَّهُ يَـٰعِيسَىٰٓ إِنِّى مُتَوَفِّيكَ وَرَافِعُكَ إِلَىَّ وَمُطَهِّرُكَ مِنَ ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ وَجَاعِلُ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّبَعُوكَ فَوۡقَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓاْ إِلَىٰ يَوۡمِ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِۖ ثُمَّ إِلَىَّ مَرۡجِعُڪُمۡ فَأَحۡڪُمُ بَيۡنَكُمۡ فِيمَا كُنتُمۡ فِيهِ تَخۡتَلِفُونَ
فَأَمَّا ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَأُعَذِّبُهُمۡ عَذَابً۬ا شَدِيدً۬ا فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا وَٱلۡأَخِرَةِ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّـٰصِرِينَ
وَأَمَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ فَيُوَفِّيهِمۡ أُجُورَهُمۡۗ وَٱللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ
And (remember) when Allaah said: “O ‘Iesa (Jesus)! I will take you and raise you to Myself and clear you [of the forged statement that ‘Iesa (Jesus) is Allaah’s son] of those who disbelieve, and I will make those who follow you (Monotheists, who worship none but Allaah) superior to those who disbelieve [in the Oneness of Allaah, or disbelieve in some of His Messengers, e.g. Muhammad, ‘Iesa (Jesus), Moosaa (Moses), etc., or in His Holy Books, e.g. the Tauraat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), the Qur’aan] till the Day of Resurrection. Then you will return to Me and I will judge between you in the matters in which you used to dispute. As to those who disbelieve, I will punish them with a severe torment in this world and in the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers. And as for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah) and do righteous good deeds, Allaah will pay them their reward in full. And Allaah does not like the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrong-doers).” [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayaat 55-57]
However, you [Nasaaraa] changed and substituted [the path of the Messiah] before the advent of Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam]. You persisted in unbelief due to substituting the divine revelation given to the Messiah and denying the divine revelation given to Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam], just as the Yahood disbelieved by substituting the Torah and belied the Injeel. Then they (further) disbelieved by belying the divine revelation given to Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and all the Messengers of Allaah.
Indeed, neither did the Messiah prescribe the doctrine of the trinity and the doctrine of divine personalities for you nor that he (the Messiah) is the Lord of the Worlds. He did not make swine lawful for you and other than it from the (forbidden things) or that you are to abandon circumcision.
Neither did he prescribe for you prayer towards the place of rising of the sun nor that you priests and monks are to be taken as lords besides Allaah. He (the Messiah) did not prescribe the act of ascribing partners to Allaah in worship, the adoption of sculptures and the cross, supplicating to the dead and the absent amongst the Prophets, the righteous and other than them, and asking them for one’s needs.
The Messiah did not prescribe monasticism for you and other than that from the evil things they have newly invented in religion. The Messiah did not prescribe this for you, and the path you have submitted to is not that of the disciples of the Messiah; rather, what you are upon of practices are newly invented affairs that have been innovated after the (advent) of the disciples.
The celebration (related) to the cross is an innovation of the Hellenists [i.e. those associated with the principles, ideals and pursuits of Greek Civilization, the Harraaniyya Qandaqaaniyyah or Constantine]. You (yourselves) say: ”It was these ones who made a declaration of the cross and took the time of its declaration as a celebration, and that was a long period after the (advent) of the Messiah and the disciples, during the time of the ruler ship of Constantine, more than 300 years after the (advent) of the Messiah”. And at that time, you betrayed the trust with regards to (corruption) of the texts (scripture) of the Prophets in other aspects. You openly made swine lawful, punished those who would not eat it, innovated the exaltation of the cross and other than that from your innovations. Likewise, you prescribed the Qawaaneen [man made laws] which you designated as a Sunnah and a law. In it [these man made laws] was something about the prophets and the disciples, whilst most of what it contained was innovated after them. Neither can you ascribe [these affairs] to the Messiah nor to the disciples. Therefore, how can you be upon the Sunnah and the Sharee’ah of the Messiah [alayhis-salaam]? Indeed, this is a manifest lie known by necessity and based on that which took place at different periods. [End of quote. An Excerpt from Al-Jawaabus Saheeh Liman Baddala Deen Al-Maseeh. Vol 2 page 189-191]
Finally, we repeat once again the fact that rebutting false beliefs, ideas and views does not necessitate bad behaviour, rather Muslims are commanded to behave well towards others. Must read: https://www.abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-west-with-fine-conduct/