Toward Understanding Muhammad: Some Issues in Peace and Violence
Monthly Message International, Vol. 27, pp. 15-19, 2002
9 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2011
Date Written: August 1, 2001
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.
Keywords: Islam, Muhammad, war, jihad, violence, peace, dar al-harb, dar al-islam, Tagore, Nazrul
JEL Classification: Z00
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