The Golden Rule is the rule of ethics for Muslim to Muslim. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. Don’t tread on my toes and I won’t tread on yours.
Muslim to non-Muslim is slightly more complicated but also simple. No need for abrogation. Nothing is abrogated in the Koran because Islam works with what I call an opportunistic and situational ethic where every Muslim can decide for himself how it is best to treat the filthy kuffar as the situation presents itself, as long the aim is to benefit the Ummah. This good intention is the only thing that must be common to all actions. Two options are open to the Muslim in each situation in which he has interaction with the non-Muslim. One is what I would call the Lovey-Dovey option and the other is what I would call the harsh and nasty Let’s Play Jihad Today option:
The only snag, if you can call it that, is that there are two important differences between these two options; namely one is mandatory and rewarded and the other is not mandatory and not rewarded. The non mandatory and unrewarded option is the Lovey Dovey Option. This is the option that Allah is not so enthused about and barely tolerates, but he deems it to be sometimes necessary and useful. The second, and mandatory, “option”, Let’s Play Jihad Today, is both rewarded and also mutually exclusive and diametrically opposed to the first. This is the option that Allah prefers because he has attached great rewards to it and punishments to those who fail to comply.
It wouldn’t be Islam if there was no contradiction involved. One of the ways to win a war is to confuse and divide the enemy. One of the ways that Islam tricks the enemy is to put verses in the Koran that are lovey-dovey next to those that command Muslims to slit the throats of the Kuffar. This is like the dance of the weasel before it kills the rabbit. The rabbit is duly mesmerized by this dance of death in which it can discern no danger. This is basically what happens at interfaith gatherings and dawah events of all kinds. The weasel is dancing around the rabbit.
That’s it in a nutshell.
The verse that is optional and unrewarded by Allah is 60 v 8:
|8||Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes – from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly.|
The mandatory verses are all the violent jihad fighting verses to which reward and punishment are attached; this is just a small sample:
|(4) And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allah (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers)
(سورة البقرة, Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #193)
|(5) Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.
So it is wise as kuffar to know what options we are giving to Muslims by our behavior. We decide what options are open to them. They just choose from the options that Allah has given to them. If we make ourselves vunerable Sharia is heavily biased in favour of a violent response against us to allow Allah to vent his wrath upon us and punish us for being inveterate unbelievers. Lovey Dovey does not advance the political interests of the Ummah and it doesn’t display the wrath and superiority of Allah over other gods and civilizations. Bad luck for us. Stay safe.