According to Islamic teachings, the Qur’an is a revelation from God, which served as the basis for the formation of a sophisticated civilization. Like all other civilizations, Islamic civilization has rules, which govern the interaction of the Islamic polity with other nations and identity groups. Within the Muslim state, non-Muslims are free to continue the practice of their religion. Their forceful conversion is strictly forbidden. Islam teaches in the Quran: “Let there be no compulsion in [accepting] religion!” (2:256). Similarly, the Quran presents a set of teachings, which serve as the basis for a developed system of international relations. For example, Islam teaches in the Qur’an: “if your enemy inclines towards peace, then reciprocate, and trust in God,” (8:61). Hence, we find in the Qur’an the basis for peaceful relations with non-Muslim nations, including truces, trade, educational exchanges, and other facets of normal life.