PROPHET MOHAMMAD (P.B.U.H) ON PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Dr. Farhat Naz Rahman

Abstract


Islam the very name of which means ‘peace‘ submission to the will of Allah and ladder on which man can always keep rising morally and spiritually is at all related to tolerance. It is sufficient to give as evidence that one of Almighty Allah‘s names is ‘Peace‘. He, Almighty, wants by this to remind people that He, Most High, is the source of and caller for peace. Furthermore, the greeting exchanged among Muslims is ‘Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be with you‘. Likewise, Muslims finish their prayers turning their heads to the right and then to the left, saying each time, ‘Peace and mercy of Allah be upon you‘. The Quran attaches great value to peace. Peace at the expense of justice is not acceptable to the Quran. Justice is the gateway to peace. In submitting to God, according to the Quran, we opt for peace over against war and heed the divine command to act with justice in conversation, in business transactions and in treating others hence the concept of justice is one of the pillars in the maintenance of both the natural and social orders.
These two issues peace and justice are not only correlated but complementary to each other. 
It is outstanding how many of the transforming initiatives in the farewell Sermon of the Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) is steps in peacemaking. This article intends to briefly look at the ideas of peace and justice in Islam and explore their deeper significance in the life of a Muslim. It will also discuss and highlight the different aspects of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) life and deeds in respect to the peace and social order in present scenario.

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