Surah Al-Kafirun (Those Who Reject Faith) (109)- 6

1        Say: O ye that reject Faith!

2        I worship not that which ye worship

3        Nor will ye worship that which I worship.

4        And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship

5        Nor will ye worship that which I worship.

6        To you be your Way and to me mine

       #6291        'I, having been given the Truth, cannot come to your false ways: you, having your vested interests, will not give them up. For your ways the responsibility is yours: I have shown you the Truth. For my ways the responsibility is mine: you have no right to ask me to abandon the Truth. Your persecutions will be vain: the Truth must prevail in the end'. This was the attitude of Faith then: but it is true for all time. Hold fast to Truth, "in scorn of consequence"#                                        
       *** These conciliatory verses were uttered when Muhammad was in Mecca and weak.

       His tone and theme changed and became aggressive and intolerant after he became powerful to the extent that all pagans had to change to 'Islam' or die***