The concept of Islam is the concept of peace. This is a universal and all-accepting manner of Islam that comes from the word SILM which means peace. However, like many widely spoken truths, the meaning and scope of the word ISLAM need to be properly understood. Because the right words also have the potential to take on wrong or incomplete meanings. The Holy Qur’an has described The teachings and the features of its provision of Islam in various verses. These teachings and features prove that Islam is truly a religion of peace although all the religions of this world tell some tales of peace.
Islam Establishes Peace in Life
Firstly, we all should know how to achieve a peaceful life. A peaceful life is a combined pack of peace, justice, equality, right, safety, and security. The teachings of Islam inspire us to be honest, obedient, kind, forgiving, generous, restrained, patient, idealistic, altruist, sincere, sensible, and truthful in every term of life. Similarly, the massive thought of Islam inspires us to give up vanity, arrogance, insult, injustice, falsehood, violence, racism, partiality, nepotism, corruption, killing, stealing, betrayal, disobedience, trespassing, etc. Nobody can be a perfect pious Muslim without acquiring these virtues. However, the importance of these virtues in building a peaceful life needs no words to describe. So, we can take Islam as the religion of peace.
In addition, we all know that a peaceful life is not possible to achieve without safety and defense. Islam not only indicates the way to achieve a peaceful life but also shows how to defend it from enemies. Thus, some people claim that Islam spreads violence by the orders of Jihad. It’s a complete nonsense idea that proves the illiteracy of the ignorant one.
However, bunches of verses in the Qur’an and speeches of the Prophet SAW inspire us to maintain a peaceful and straightforward life by establishing peace through justice, equality, good behavior, right, charity, feeding hunger, safety, and security.
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The Morals of Islam Teaches Us to
Spread Peace Among People:
“O people spread peace, feed the hungry, and pray at night when people are sleeping and you will enter Paradise in peace.” –Ibn Majah: 1334
“Do not kill yourself (each other) An-Nisa: 29
“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, ………So, follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you may avoid justice.” An-Nisa: 135
Provide Safety over Life and Property:
“A true believer (Mumin) is he from whom people’s lives and wealth are safe.” –Tirmidhi and Nasai
“verily, these lineages of yours give no cause over anyone. All of you are only the children of Adam. No one is better than another except by religion and good deeds.” Musnad Ahmad: 17313
Be Active in Charity:
“O believers, give of what I have provided for you” -Al-Baqarah: 254
“Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or oppressed.” It was said ‘O Messenger of Allah! I help him when he is oppressed. But how can I help him when he oppresses?” He SAW said: “Prevent him from oppression, that is your help to him” -Tirmidhi
Do Good Deeds and Avoid Mischief:
“And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer- those will enter Paradise”. -An- Nisa:124
“And do not do mischief on the earth, after it has been set in order, and invoke Him with fear and hope; surely, Allah’s Mercy is (ever) near unto the good-doers” -Al-Araf: 56
Renounce the Usury and Bribery:
“O you who believe! Eat not usury (Riba) doubled and multiplied, but fear Allah that you may be successful” -Al-Imran: 130
“May the curse of Allah be upon the one who pays a bribe and the one who takes it.” -Ibn Maajah: 2313
Avoid Corruption and Terrorism:
“Those who disbelieved and hinder (men) from the path of Allah, for them we will add torment over the torment; because they used to spread corruption.”-An-Nahal: 188
“And do not create anarchy (by terror) on the earth.” -Al-Araf: 56
Achieve Equity and Avoid Nepotism and Partiality:
“and observe the weight with equity and do not make the balance deficient” –Ar-Rahman:09
“Whoever is appointed in charge of any affairs of the Muslims community, and then he appoints over them someone based on nepotism, the curse of Allah upon him” -Musnad Ahmad: 21
Build Up Brotherhood With Each Other:
“The believers are nothing else than brothers. So, make reconciliation between your brothers” -Al Hujurat: 10
Avoid Adultery and Orgy by Guarding the Chastity:
“And come not near unto orgy. Lo! It is an abomination and evil way” –Al-Israa: 32
“Successful indeed are the believers. And those who guard their chastity” -Al-Muminun: 01, 05
Control Anger and Be Forgiving:
“Those who spend in prosperity and adversity, repress anger, and pardon man; verily, Allah loves the good doers.” -Al-Imran: 134
Be Truthful by Abandoning Falsehood:
“And do not mix the truth with falsehood or conceal the truth while you know” –Al Baqarah: 42
“This is the day on which the truthful will profit from their honesty” -Al Maidah: 119
Be Honest, Loyal, and Kind:
“O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah and be with those who are honest”. -At-Tawba: 119
“O you who believe! Obey Allah and the Messenger, and those of you who are in authority.” -An-Nisa: 59
Be Simple by Avoiding Pride and Arrogance:
“no one who has an atom’s weight of arrogance in his heart will enter paradise”-Muslim:91
“Is there not in Hell an abode for the proud?”-Az-Zumar:60
“wherewith Allah guides all those who seek His good pleasure to the way of peace, and He brings them out of darkness by His Will (ability) unto light and guides them to a Straight Way (Islamic monotheism).”-Surah Al Maida:16
In every step of life, Islam teaches us to be peaceful. A perfect Muslim always keeps peace with himself and others. Islam has come as a light to guide the barbaric mankind who has been immersed in darkness for ages to the path of truth and peace. The Almighty Allah has sent our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW as the last reformer and beacon of Islam to liberate people from violence, hatred, stupidity, cruelty, anarchy, racism, and brutality of ignorance. From the above discussion, it is clear that Islam is a unique and universal religion of peace. That’s why the Almighty Allah has declared this religion as a way of peace in the Qur’an.
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