Islam-The religion of peace
Author: Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia, & Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center
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Introduction

Allah Most High has instilled love and affection in human beings and sent them into this world.  Accordingly, we see that human beings inherently desire culture and civilization.

 

Human beings live with each other.  In a society every human being is dependent on others.  For both personal and collective life, the most important thing that is required is peace and safety.  This is the basic building block for the survival of humanity which is above all others.  In every society and age, this has held the center stage.

 

The daily activities and necessities of human beings, their education and upbringing and success and improvement are all dependent on this.  If peace and safety are nonexistent, then we will face difficulties at every step.  The supply and distribution of grains and foods, students attending their educational institutions and employees attending their offices, patients reaching hospitals and their timely care, in short every social, economic and political activity is affected and a sophisticated society may fall into the abyss of decay only due to lack of peace.

 

Islam is the religion of peace and exhorts Muslims to promote peace and tranquility in the world and to promote love and affection.  It teaches selflessness and encourages a peaceful coexistence.  It prohibits hate and enmity.  It forbids from slaughter and spoliation and turns people away from revolts and rebellion.  Allah Most High says:

 

…..and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief." Surah Qasas (28:77)

 

And Allah loveth not those who do mischief.  Surah Maida (5:64)

 

Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter.  Surah Baqarah (2:217)

 

Islam is a religion of peace and tranquility.  Every person who is in the shade of Islam is an ambassador of peace.  Through words and actions, he/she gives the message of peace.

 

The things mentioned in Hadith Jibreel i.e. Imaan, Islam and Ihsaan, the crux of all these is to seek excellence in the worship of Allah Most High, proximity of Allah Most High through Muraaqaba, to strive for beauty and grace in social and other affairs and to treat the creation nicely.

 

 

Through its teachings, Islam teaches both outward and inward peace to its followers.  A look at the rules of worship in Islam shows that Salaat should be offered with proper order and with serenity.  The rules of Zakaat state that the poor and the needy should be helped.  Happiness and joy should be spread among those who are suffering with poverty and want.  Fasts teach people to abandon their desires as a result of which the fasting person becomes used to selflessness and preferring others over himself.  Hajj and ‘Umrah have a universal congregation which is an actual real life example of being together in peace.





 
 
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