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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Farooq, Mohammad Omar, Toward Understanding Muhammad: Some Issues in Peace and Violence (August 1, 2001). Monthly Message International, Vol. 27, pp. 15-19, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1760004

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