Muslims living in foreign countries need to know how to work well with non-Muslim countries. There once was a time when Muslims and non-Muslims lived together in unity and in peace. However, the once decent relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims has now been corrupted and poisoned by extremists and by people who do not want the people of this world to live together in harmony. As much as the people of this world, both Muslims and non-Muslims, try to end the war that has been continuously plaguing our planet, all of their hardships and efforts are to no avail. Basically, the more we try, the worse the situation becomes.
The sole solution to this problem is for everyone to understand that the human race can only survive if it lives together in unity. Disputes, arguments and scuffles between Muslims and non-Muslims occur in places all around the world, out of which the most common place is the typical office or workplace. Muslim and non-Muslim colleagues are the people who fight the most and if we want to have even the slightest chance of brining Muslims and non-Muslims together, we need to make sure that Muslims and non-Muslims do not fight in the workplace, or anywhere else for that matter. In this way Muslims can work well with non-Muslim colleagues at workplace.
Ways to work well with colleagues who are not Muslims
In order to make sure that we do not plague our offices and workplaces with fights and disputes between Muslims and non-Muslims, both Muslims and non-Muslims need to make sure that they behave with their colleagues in the appropriate manner. The following are some points that explain how Muslims should behave with non-Muslims colleagues as explained by different sources including Allah’s words (as stated in the Holy Quran), the word of the Holy Prophet (as stated in the Ahadith), and the Sunnah.
So these are a few ways to work well with your non-Muslim colleagues at your workplace.
Do not fight
If there is one thing that Muslims should remember about how they should behave with non-Muslims colleagues, it is that they should not fight with them. Muslims should not at all fight with their colleagues who are not Muslims and the reason why that is so is because Allah and his Prophet (PBUH) have advised the Muslim Ummah to behave well with all of Allah’s creations, including both Muslims and non-Muslims. Guiding mankind is something that only Allah can do and that is why Muslims should not at all pick fights with their colleagues who are not Muslims.
Do not discriminate against your colleagues who are not Muslims
Muslims should make sure that whatever they do, they do not discriminate against their colleagues who are non-Muslims. Allah, through the Holy Quran, explains that none of his creations have superiority over the other by virtue of physical features. He also explains that man is only superior or inferior by virtue of his righteousness. Therefore, Muslims should not at all discriminate against their non-Muslim colleagues.
Be kind and generous
Muslims should be as kind and as generous towards their colleagues who are not Muslims as they are to their Muslim colleagues. That is because Allah loves those who are kind and generous to his creations, no matter Muslim or non-Muslim.
The issue regarding how Muslims should behave with their colleagues who are non-Muslims has been widely addressed in the Quran and by the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Some of the most important guidelines regarding how a Muslim should behave with his or her non-Muslim colleague that have been stated in the Holy Quran and by the Holy Prophet (PBUH) have been described above.
How do you think Muslims should behave with their colleagues who are not Muslims?