2Sahil B = "The "dhimmi" are generally known to be the protected people as well; while the "People of the Book" are known to be ′Ahl al-Kitāb. Interesting, during the time of the Prophet, this included followers of the Christian and Jewish faith but also followers of Zoroastrianism. "
3Cary W = "The common link between Jews and Islam is adherence to the instructions and laws of God, set forth by His prophets through the ages. This is good, except for what Jesus said about righteousness through the law. Though it be good, and right to observe His ways, righteousness can only be obtained by faith first, then the works that follow. Believing in the fulfillment of the whole law in Christ, gives us equal station, for He has overcome the world for us."
4Shawn Bose = "Judaism was already well established in Medina two centuries before Muhammad's birth. Although influential, the Jews did not rule the oasis. Rather, they were clients of two large Arab tribes there, the Khazraj and the Aws Allah, who protected them in return for feudal loyalty. Medina's Jews were expert jewelers, and weapons and armor makers. There were many Jewish clans-some records indicate more than twenty, of which three were prominent-the Banu Nadir, the Banu Qaynuqa, and the Banu QurayzaSource: The Jews of Medina "