Toward Understanding Muhammad: Some Issues in Peace and Violence
Mohammad Omar Farooq
August 1, 2001
Monthly Message International, Vol. 27, pp. 15-19, 2002
As a religion, is Islam peaceful or violent? What is the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad, historically and from the Qur'anic perspective? In this paper it is argued that, without properly defining violence, labeling Islam and the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad as either peaceful or violent might be a simplistic reductionism.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: Islam, Muhammad, war, jihad, violence, peace, dar al-harb, dar al-islam, Tagore, Nazrul
JEL Classification: Z00
Date posted: February 12, 2011
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