Question#:
3186
Question Date:
5/15/1998
Topic :
Bathists:
Question:
Are Bathists in Iraq and Syria considered from AhlulKitab?
Answer:
Dear Br. M. As-salaamu alaykum. The Bathist party in Iraq and Syria has nothing to do directly with the Ahl-al-Kitab. The Ahl-al-Kitab are the Jews and the Christians, and the Bathist party is a secular party with members from the local population who can have an Islamic, Christian, or even a heretic background (Druze, Alawis, etc.). Thank you for asking and God knows best.
Reference:
IslamiCity