Skip to main content

On Peace and Warfare

One of the most widely discussed issues that is often misunderstood is the Quranic perspective on peace and warfare. Although some of our previous publications have addressed certain aspects of these concepts — in particular Body Count (pdf), a quantatative study on all major wars and killings, and Jihad and the Islamic Law of War (pdf) which clarifies the classical positions on the conduct of war according to Islamic law — our other two new books deal with the higher discussions of what exactly is ‘peace’ and how the Quranic verses regarding warfare have been understood in the Islamic tradition.


Islam and Peace
Author: Dr Ibrahim Kalin
Language: English
Pages: 72
Summary: This book analyzes the ways in which the Islamic tradition can be said to advocate an active, positive concept of peace. Dr Kalin makes a clear case for analyzing the Islamic perspective on peace and violence from a wholistic approach of readings (i.e. the multitude of scholars, jurists, philosophers, mystics, political leaders, and various Muslim communities that have shaped the Islamic tradition). He ends with a challenge to Muslim societies to not only deal with the urgent issues of peace, religious diversity and social justice from this vast Islamic tradition but to also contribute to a global culture of peace.
Free PDF Download: is available here: English.


Warfare in the Qur’an
Author: Dr Joel Hayward
Language: English
Pages: 56
Summary: Dr Hayward analyses the Qur’anic verses pertaining to warfare and explains what it actually requires or permits Muslims to do in terms of the use of military force. The paper concludes that the Qur’an is quite unambiguous: Muslims are prohibited from undertaking offensive violence unless it becomes unavoidable and even then must behave within a code of ethical behaviour that is closely akin to, and compatible with, the Just War doctrine.
Free PDF Download: is available here: English.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

اهم التطورات العلمية في العام ٢٠١٩

Dear Microsoft : It's over. Our relationship just hasn't been working for a while, and now, this is it. I'm leaving you for another Operating system. I know this isn't a good time--you're down with yet another virus. I do hope you feel better soon--really, I do--but I, too, have to move on with my life. Fact is, in the entire time I've known you, you seem to always have a virus or an occasional worm. You should really see a doctor. That said, I just can't continue with this relationship any longer. I know you say you'll fix things, that next time it'll go better--but that's what you said the last time--and the time before that. Each time I believed you. Well, not any longer. You cheater! The truth is there's nothing more you can say to make things better. I know about your secret marriage to patent. You say you two are not seeing each other anymore, but I just don't believe it. You say you can live without patent, and I've heard that

10 things Dorothée Loorbach learned after losing a lot of money

Dorothée isn't just sharing her life changing experience with work and money, and sharing the following tips which won't make much sense without listening to the tips in her own words Money is important Money equals time Money equals value What people say doesn't matter What people say matters most when people is you! It's really simple - spend less, earn more, invest wisely and value yourself. It's not that easy Being broke sucks Stay Broke - be present in your own life Money isn't important https://youtu.be/_8l2egORXGA