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===Summary===
 
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The authoritative and wholly Islamic sources tell us that, following Muhammad's "shameful"<ref>Francis Edwards Peters,Muhammad and the Origins of Islam, SUNY Press, p.169</ref> verbal attacks on the native pagan beliefs, the Quraysh still had hopes for reconciliation. They would visit Muhammad with different proposals of compromise so that he could accepted one of them and the dispute between them would be brought to a peaceful end. In response, Muhammad recited surat al-Kafirun, declaring his "rejection of all that which they worship" and showing that the disbelievers are all "one people ... because disbelief in all its many manifestations has one thing in common – that is, falsity". This response was then later [[Abrogation |abrogated]] by verse ordering Muslims to physically attack disbelievers, and "the Prophet (pbuh) did fight them."
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The authoritative and wholly Islamic sources tell us that, following Muhammad's "shameful"<ref>Francis Edwards Peters,Muhammad and the Origins of Islam, SUNY Press, p.169</ref> verbal attacks on the native pagan beliefs, the people of Quraysh still had hopes for reconciliation. In what appears to be history's first ever attempt at inter-faith dialogue with the followers of Islam, they would visit Muhammad with different proposals of compromise so that he could accepted one of them and the dispute between them would be brought to a peaceful resolution.<ref name="Wahidi">[http://www.altafsir.com/AsbabAlnuzol.asp?SoraName=109&Ayah=0&search=yes&img=A Surah 109 Ayah 1-6] - Asbab Al-Nuzul by Al-Wahidi, trans. Mokrane Guezzou, 2011 Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought</ref><ref name="kathir"></ref> They were even willing to part with their wealth and women, and follow and obey him as their leader, on the condition that he would not speak ill of their gods.<ref name="maududi">[{{Reference archive|1=http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/quran/maududi/mau109.html|2=2013-05-06}} Surah 109 Ayah 1-6] - Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, Tafhim al-Qur'an</ref> In response to their efforts at making peace, Muhammad recited surat al-Kafirun, declaring his "rejection of all that which they worship" and showing that the disbelievers are all "one people ... because disbelief in all its many manifestations has one thing in common – that is, falsity".<ref name="kathir">[{{Reference archive|1=http://sunnahonline.com/library/the-majestic-quran/434-tasfir-of-chapter-109-surah-al-kafirun-the-disbelievers|2=2013-05-06}} Tafsir of Chapter 109: Surah Al-Kafirun (The Disbelievers)] - Tafsir Ibn Kathir (SunnahOnline)</ref> This response was then later [[Abrogation |abrogated]] by verses ordering Muslims to physically attack disbelievers, and "the Prophet (pbuh) did fight them."<ref name="Abbas">[http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=73&tSoraNo=109&tAyahNo=6&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=2 Surah 109 Ayah 1-6] - Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou, 2012 Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought</ref><ref name="Jalalayn">[http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=74&tSoraNo=109&tAyahNo=6&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=2 Surah 109 Ayah 1-6] - Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza, 2012 Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought</ref>
    
==Conclusion==
 
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