Essay on Islam 's Stance On Peace

1697 Words Jun 17th, 2015 7 Pages
Peace is defined as a state of being that includes a sense of wellbeing and tranquility. It can also refer to the state of being free from civil disorder and having respect and amicable relations within communities and between nation states. Islam provides an understanding of peace in their sacred texts; the Qur’an and the Hadith to guide individuals and the community to contribute to world peace. Islam’s principal teachings do not reflect the actions of the ISIS and/or ISOL as the religion promotes peace and justice through submission to Allah as opposed to violence and suppression as Obama states, “We are not war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”

Principal teachings regarding what Islam’s stance on peace is opposite with what ISIS and ISOL stand for as they have “perverted Islam.” Due to the media attention it has caused, the non-Muslim world has branded “Islam as a religion that condones violence” (Class notes) rather than a religious practice that is “concerned about God and the immutable aspects of human life and existence,” (Class notes). Islam has different meanings, providing avenues for adherents to be guided into the different aspects of the religion however all interconnecting in how to live a Muslim life. Firstly, the word Islam comes from the root word ‘seleme’, meaning peace, thus the religion aims to “establish a social order where people live in peace and security,” (Class notes) encompassing all practices of a Muslim.…

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