Christians and Jews in Islamic countries when allowed the subordinate status of dhimmi
s. Translation of Arabic "ahl al-kitab."
The People of the Book all claim Abraham as a forefather, spiritually at least.
a term used by Muslim
s to describe adherents of other faith
s who worship the same God
as they do. Specifically this means people of monotheistic beliefs like Christianity
says that Christian
s and Jew
s are to be respected being that they are people of the book because all three religion
s share the same deity and the same Abrahamic traditions, such as the Ten Commandments