Peace is basically defined as the time without any wars or fights. Peace is all about calm or tranquil. Peace is derived from the Latin word “pax” which means tranquility. It is a state which is full of calmness and absence of war.
Misconceptions about Islam:
The word Islam is derived from the Arabic word Al-Salaam which means peace. Islam itself is a region of peace then how it is possible that Islam teaches something that is violent or full of aggression. In this era, Muslims have been the victim of terrorism so far. This situation is manipulated by anti-Islamic components just to cause misapprehension about Islam. Some extremists spread misconceptions about Islam which are totally wrong. Islam is the ancient region so westerners have many doubtful misconceptions about this well-known religion.
We can see the practical life of Hazrat Muhammad(PBUH). He was the messenger of Allah to convey the message of peace, honesty, piousness, integrity, harmony, and love. He PBUH did not perform any act of violence of terrorizing in his whole life rather he showed mercy and kindness even on animals. Islam basically teaches manners and moral values to behave well in society. As stated in the religious book of Muslims “Al-Quran”
Whoever kills a human being without (any reason) manslaughter, or corruption on earth, it is as though he had killed all mankind.
Anti-Islamic elements are spreading rumors about Islam and Muslims which we see in newspapers and media daily. These anti-Islamic elements linked Islam with brutal and violent actions. But the fact is every Muslim and non-muslim is a hunt of this violence. Now the question is if Muslims are linked to these brutal actions then why they are attacking their own Muslim countries? Islam is the religion of peace. They are not Muslims if they are not following the teachings of Islam. Islam teaches peace and harmony among people. It is a conspiracy of the enemies of Islam against Islam and Muslims to defame them before the whole world.
Teachings of Islam About peace:
Islam prefers peace as obvious from its verbal meaning. Islam seeks harmony and peace among any society, the ummah and also with the world. If any Muslim society is facing conflict with any other society then they should go for peace first in order to solve that conflict. As stated in a verse of the Quran:
“ If the enemy inclines towards peace, then you should also incline towards peace and trust in Allah, for He is the One that hears and knows all” 5:61
Every teaching of Islam is based on the principle of peace and harmony.
World Peace According to Quran:
“ O ye who believe! be steadfast in the cause of Allah, bearing witness in equity; and let not a people’s enmity incite you to act otherwise than with justice. Be always just, that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is aware of what you do.” (Ch.5 v.9)
Islam allows war or fights in some specific conditions like for self-defense or when they are expelled out of their homes or lands. Or the other condition is when any defenseless people exploited or attacked and they ask Muslims to help.
Even for the wars and fights, Islam has set limitations. If the enemy proposes peace, Muslims should immediately stop fights and wars. Muslims are not allowed to force their religious faiths on non-Muslims. The permission to fight in the Quran is only for defensive purposes. A true follower of the Quran is not allowed to initiate war or to kill innocent people.
For Socio-Economic Purposes:
“Those who spend in prosperity and adversity, and those who suppress anger and pardon men; and Allah loves those who do good;” (Ch.3 v.135)
“And in their wealth was a share for one who asked for help and for one who could not.” (Ch.51 v.20)
And the case of those who spend their wealth to seek the pleasure of Allah and to strengthen their souls is like the case of a garden on elevated ground. Heavy rain falls on it so that it brings forth its fruit twofold. And if heavy rain does not fall on it, then light rain suffices. And Allah sees what you do.” (Ch.2 v.266)
For Social Purposes:
“ Verily, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you may take heed.” (Ch.16 v.91)
Islam prohibits oppression, aggression, fights, wars, and revenge. This is the Islamic point of view which is not represented by the western media.