Since the advent of Islam the life of Muslims and their society has been mutually connected to other groups andreligions in differentways. The Holy Quran, responsive to basic individual and social needs in all eras, has in many verses treated the topic of People of the Book (Ahl-ul-Kitab) and emphasized harmonious relations with them. The Quran and the tradition of the Prophet of Islam and the infallible Imams (A.S.) have explicitly recommended peaceful or religious co-existence with such other groups. Islam has overtaken other religions to guarantee freedom of minorities, uphold their honor and acknowledge their rights. The Holy Quran has ordered Muslims to communicate with People of the Book through the "best dispute" and "peaceful dialogue" and to build relations based on the principles they share. They are the basic principles in Shiite Jurisprudence, a truth found everywhere in this book.