'I'm a Christian and I Love the Qur'an': Admirable, or Contradictory?
Qur’an.com adds “before Prophet Muhammad” in brackets after “Jews or Christians or Sabeans,” making it clear that those three could only be saved this way before the advent of Islam. Now, they must convert to Islam to get to Paradise. Further, according to Ibn Abbas, this verse was abrogated by Qur’an 3:85:
And whoever desires other than Islam as religion -- never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.
Sayyid Qutb opines that 2:62 applied only before Muhammad brought Islam to the world, a view supported by a saying of Muhammad recorded by Tabari, in which the Prophet of Islam says that Christians who died before his coming will be saved, but those who have heard of him and yet rejected his prophetic claim will not be.
It is unlikely, of course, that Ms. Denari, holding the above sign, has thought any of this through. She is just trying to be “multicultural” and support “diversity.”
She is unlikely to have pondered why she hasn’t seen a Muslim carrying around a sign saying: “I’m Muslim and I LOVE the Bible.”