This expression is the key to living in peace with others.
"There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most trustworthy handhold with no break in it. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing." ~Surat Al-Baraqah 2:256
We can't and shouldn't try to force others to believe what we believe nor should we hate them for their disbelief but rather make dua for their guidance.
If the world could agree to disagree there would be a lot less wars between people. We must accept that not everyone will follow the same path as us, even sometimes those we love. But should we begin to hate them? No. Instead we should be a good example. Because our Prophet (SAW) led not only by words but also by example.
So welcome discussion and differences of opinion but never end up hating in the end.. We are only here to convey a message. Allah guides who He will.
By Andrea Karshan