Monday, December 20, 2010

Significance of peace in Quran

Islam is a religion, which greatly stresses on peace. The Quran is the divine Holy book of the Muslims. They rely on it for taking guidance about most of the worldly and spiritual aspects of living.

The significance of peace in the religion of Islam can be judged from the fact that the reward for the dutiful Muslims in the hereafter is a state of ultimate peace and no fear. Many critics of Islam especially say that Surah Baqara (the second chapter) of the Quran has verses, which promote violence and war. This is not true. Actually, those verses are about special circumstances that prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) faced in his life.

If someone wants to understand the message of peace in the Quran, especially in the Surah Baqara must consider the verses mentioned below.

Allah Almighty says in the Quran,

“But he who feareth from a testator some unjust or sinful clause, and maketh peace between the parties, (it shall be) no sin for him. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful”. Quran Al-Baqara [2:182]

“And make not Allah, by your oaths, a hindrance to your being righteous and observing your duty unto Him and making peace among mankind. Allah is Hearer, Knower”. Quran Al-Baqara [2:224]