Islam is the Best Solution for World Peace

Islam as a set of universal principles offers the best solution to end injustice and achieve global peace.

islam-peaceConflict is a major issue which affects the entire world. It seems to spread like a virus each day. Most people in the world want to end global conflict and achieve peace, yet nobody knows how peace can be fulfilled.

It’s really a big question which world leaders and institutions have devoted endless energy and money. Pundits, analysts and scholars have proposed various solutions to achieve world peace with little success.

In my opinion, the best solution for world peace is Islam.

Islamic ideology originates from the notion of peace and the word “Islam” shares the same root as the Arabic word for peace “Salaam.”

While some people equate Islam with violence, cruelty, corruption and terrorism, these Islamic versus advocate the exact opposite.

Allah says:                                              مَن قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا”

(Surah Al-Ma’idah, verse 32)

 Translation: That if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or to spread corruption in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind.

True Muslim believers know that they cannot take part in violence, terrorism and bloodshed.

Islam teaches us not to steal, commit adultery and murder.

Allah says:  إِنَّمَا جَزَاءُ الَّذِينَ يُحَارِبُونَ اللَّـهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَيَسْعَوْنَ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَسَادًا أَن يُقَتَّلُوا أَوْ يُصَلَّبُوا أَوْ تُقَطَّعَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَرْجُلُهُم مِّنْ خِلَافٍ أَوْ يُنفَوْا مِنَ الْأَرْضِ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ لَهُمْ خِزْيٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَلَهُمْ فِي الْآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

(Surah Al-Ma’idah,verse 33)

Translation: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.

Islam established guidelines and laws for crime prevention.

Principle 1 Islam tells us that if you want peace and tranquility, accept belief in one God and do good deeds. In the Quran this principle is stated here:

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                                                                                     فَمَنْ آمَنَ وَأَصْلَحَ فَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

                                                                                          (Surah Al-Inam, verse 48)

Translation: Anyone who believes and reforms should have neither fear nor will they be saddened.

World peace is impossible without faith.

Principle 2 The second rule is that worship and prayer should be devoted only for Allah, and not for any type of idol worship.

Allah says:                                                   الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَلَمْ يَلْبِسُوا إِيمَانَهُم بِظُلْمٍ أُولَـٰئِكَ لَهُمُ الْأَمْنُ وَهُم مُّهْتَدُونَ

                                                                                          (Surah Al-Inam, verse 82)

Translation: Those who believe and do not cloak their faith in wrongdoing will feel more secure and will be [better] guided.

Principle 3 Spread compassion and brotherhood in society. Everyone should be their brother’s protector.

Prophet Mohammad said:  When every society, every city and every person performs good for others, the temptation for corruption, civil war and terrorism will end automatically. The world will become a cradle of peace.

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Inayat Ur Rehman is a Political Science and International Relations student. He can be reached at afgyomo@gmail.comRead other articles by Inayat.

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  • Ali H. Alyami

    With due respect to this Afghani author, if Islam is
    the solution then how come Muslims have been in perpetual conflicts since Islam
    was established more than 14 centuries ago? The Quranic stanzas cited here
    sound nice and comforting, but how come they have not been implemented in
    Muslim communities ever? Every religious texts have great passages, not
    just Islam. However, before separating religions from public policy (from
    state) in non-Muslim societies, conflicts thrived and peace and harmony
    were buried. Religions are beliefs and very personal. They must be left
    for the individual to believe or not. States, through human history, have used
    religions to serve the ruling elites and nomadic chiefs on the expense of the
    oppressed and starving masses.

    Afghanistan has been at war with itself from time immemorial, and still, there does
    not seem to be light at the end of the tunnel. Try non-sectarian rule of law,
    unconditional freedom of expression, free enterprise system, accountability,
    transparency, checks and balances and equality among genders and see what will
    happen.

    These values have been implemented and have proven their unconcealed merits in
    many countries around the world. Muslims can benefit immensely from what others
    have been able to create and develop under severe conditions. Realizing this is
    going to provoke emotional turmoil and all kinds of accusations, but Arabs and
    Muslims don’t have to look too far to find out an astounding example of what
    free people can achieve. Just look at what the Israelis (6 million people in a
    tiny piece of land with very little natural resources) have done in 60 years.

    They have built some of the world’ most powerful
    economies, technological projects and have created a second-to-none military
    organization. They can also though tomatoes on their officials’ faces and don’t
    even go to jail, let alone losing their heads for expressing their discontent
    with their officials. One can also find a church, a mosque, a Baha’i temple,
    and a synagogue in the same street in Tel Aviv. And yes, Israeli women are
    fighter jet pilots.

    Time for Muslims to embrace new values is overdue. Everything is impossible when people are free
    to explore their potentials and conquer the unknown.

    • Inayat ur rehman saqib

      islam is religion of peace, everyone must accept this reality. first i want to explain to all. if we generally look to the world conflict,which are going on the muslim world. behind in this conflict hand of non Muslim countries look to palastine, lybia, afghanistan, pakistan Iraq ,Syria, egypt every where USA and other NATO countries involved. if any muslim country or individuals involved this kind activity before blaming you first search that country or individual can they are follow islamic role? after searching you must be find that country or individual not follower of islamic role. for that reason now a day muslims face in troubles. if you follow islam then you will see peace in they world. the end i just say, i am muslim but i am not perfect, islam is perfect religion , if i do some mistake its fault of me, not fault of islam,

  • SNLDallas

    yes Islam is the best solution of world peace because Islam is religion of peace, In
    Quran Allah “Say, we believe in ALLAH and that which has been revealed to
    us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and
    the tribes, and in that which was given to Moses and Jesus and other Prophets
    from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them and to HIM we
    submit.” (Qur’ân 3-85) and in chapter 2 verse 257 Allah says “There
    should be no compulsion in religion”. As Muslim we should respect all
    prophets and their teachings. Terrorism, violence and hatred is not the
    teaching of Islam. The fanatic group of Muslims is ruining the
    peaceful religion, Islam. The Islam teaches or explained by clerics
    (Mullah) is the wrong interpretation of Islam. If Muslim follows
    the true teaching of Islam, world peace is not too far. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community that is founded by
    Mirza Ghulam Ahmed in 1889 believes in true teaching of Islam that is Love and
    peace. Our Motto is “Love for All Hatred for None. To get real picture of
    Islam, please visitwww.alislam.org

  • muslimsforpeace

    Best Solution for world Peace is Justice. I disagree that solution of world peace is faith. This is not Islam. Islam teaches peaceful co existence and doesn’t say that to achieve peace you got to become Muslims by force. There is no compulsion in religion. Islam condemns terrorism and extremism. Justice is taught by all religions. Islam teaches me to give evidence based on justice even it be against my own self.

    • F Mohammed Qureshi

      yes Islam is peace indeed and no teaching of Islam ever teaches to kill muslim or non muslim for no reason. Islam condemns killing of innocent human beings as a great sin and those killing innocent human beings will surely go to hell whether they designate themselves as muslim because our beloved prophet (SAW) said that ‘when two muslims fight to kill each other both of them will go to hell’ these words of our prophet are approved by Allah the almighty. Moreover Al Quran too forbids killing of innocent human beings. So Islam is peace and those not following its teaching in true sense are devils in the guise of human beings

  • Jay McQueen

    Muslim People here keep telling us infidels that Islam is peaceful and is the answer to the world’s problems. Please tell me just one country in any Muslim country is peaceful, does it respects minorities and other religions if so which one. Please be honest are we allowed to build a new church in any Islamic country, stop lying I know the truth muslims are allowed to lie called takiya to defend Islam. Real god would not allow lying just use common sense. Islam has only caused death and destruction for over 1400years and still is. as a doctor in Iran young girls around nine same age as mohammed child bride called Aisha died because children around puberty cannot conceive a child because their body are still developing and unfortunately, many die because they think god said you can. Mohammed wanted to have sex with female children so it is permitted for men to follow his example. He permits revenge killings it is stated over dozen times, apostate must be killed. I have read the Koran twice, in beginning of Koran it has many peaceful passages, whereby muslims quote from, but then as you read further it becomes very direct and violent. Koran says earth is flat but Old Testament prophet Isaiah 700 BC says earth is round and suspended.Please if you think I’m making it up just read the Koran and known haddiths and compare with the bible yourself, it’s up to the individual to decide based on facts and history.thanks j.

    • Brooks

      To Jay McQueen -the comment about children is an outrageous absurdity. A society founded on such darkness could not have lasted 40 years, let alone 1400. Indecencies like what is mentioned are categorically forbidden in the Koran. But there are deeds done by misguided people out of pre-Islamic tribalisms. Such people have never approached the sacrifice and maturity called for by Islam, Christianity or other religions, but yet they have invoked a misrepresentation of Muhammad’s life to commit the behavior all religions have sought to eradicate. Those people, though nominally Moslem, have caused these kinds of gross misunderstandings to occur. With Khadija there were 8 children, but there was only one other child born to Muhammad after she died. The other marriages were all to extend the covenant of protection to the aging widows of fallen comrades, without which they would have had no guardian. He married A’isha to honor his longtime companion, Abu Bakr. A woeful lack of historical knowledge is what propagates these baseless slanders and only exposes the critic’s ignorance.

  • Jay McQueen

    Exposing Islam honestly See link
    http://www.studytoanswer.net/islam_myths.html