The Concept of Peace in The Qur'an

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Mohamed Abbas Omar


On the subject of peace in the Qur’ān, the non-Muslim world needs to understand that peace in Islām does not mean the absence of war, but the absence of oppression, corruption, injustice and tyranny. The Qur’ān seeks to promote excellent moral values. Peace is one of those values. In fact the word “Islām” itself is derived from the root silm, which is the root letter for peace. Allah (SWT) ordered the early Muslims to seek peace at a time when peace lovers were few and far between. It is therefore, fair to note that military Jihad is to ensure peace. This is the state of things in Islām and those are the provisions made by Islām for international peace in war-free periods. To ensure that mankind lives in amity, it has laid down the principle of tolerance, patience, and forgiveness which should pave the way for a peace move during the period of hostility or war. Islām teaches peace-building values and harmony among humanity. In his bloodless conquest of Makkah, he forgave his archenemies. This paper analyses the concept of peace in the Qur’ān, the definition of peace in the Qur’ān and the establishment of a lasting peace on earth. It concludes with a conclusion and a list of references.


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