The ones who are saying this are the Jews of that time, that is, the time of the Prophet Muhammad r and that the Holy Qur’an was sent to him. It is compulsory for us to differentiate the way we interact with the Jews and the way we interact with the Christians. It is not appropriate for any one of us to use the Noble Qur’an to argue in his animosity with the people of the Book, as the Holy Qur’an emphasizes our connection and interaction with them. The Jews are the worst of people in animosity against the believers while the Christians are the closest by way of love with the believers, and this is in accordance to the verses in the Noble Qur’an. However, the people of revolution and deviation (Da’ish and Annasrah and the likes of them) have misconstrued the interpretation of the words of Allah and have interpreted it to suit their own agendas and whims in order to harm the people of the Book. It is not permissible to interpret the verses of the Book of Allah in a way that has never been known in the context of these verses. This is only known by those who are knowledgeable in the Book of Allah . This verse has called to the way and religion of Ibrahim , which encompasses all of the other revealed religions.
﴾حَنِيفاً﴿ “inclining towards truth” means moving away from polytheism and towards worshipping Allah alone.