Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Verses about Peace in the Quran

The world Islam literally means ‘peace, purity, and submission’. Therefore, it is not really a surprise that there are so many verses about peace in the Quran.

In fact, the Quran was revealed in the night of peace. It is told in the Quran in the following words.

‘Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’an) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree). And what will make you know what the night of decree is. The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Ruh (Jibril) by Allah’s Permission with all Decree, Peace! Until the appearance of dawn.’(Surah-al-Qadr (97), verses 1-5)

The greeting of peace is rampant in the divine circles of Islam. It is the faith of Muslims that they will meet their Lord with the words of peace. It is explained in the following verse of the Quran.

Their greeting on the day they shall meet Him will be: Peace. And He will prepare for them a generous reward.’(Surah-al-Ahzaab (33), verse 44)

Peace is also a reward for the righteous Muslims. The angels would greet the Muslims into the Jannah with the greetings of peace according to the Quran.

And the angels shall enter unto them from every gate (saying): "Peace be unto you for that you have persevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!"’(Surah-ar-Ra’d (13), verses 23-24)