Understanding an Islamic Framework for Peacebuilding
Islamic conceptual framework of peace
This paper discusses Islamic traditions of peace and conflict resolution, and argues that non violent and the peaceful resolution of conflicts has been an integral aspect of Islamic tradition since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
This paper also discusses various community conflict resolution mechanisms that have been developed and effectively applied to resolve conflicts in the Muslim world such as wasata (mediation), sulha (reconciliation) andhewar (dialogue). With this focus the paper seeks to identify the principles which can be used to justify Islamic teachings against violence and a process of resolving conflict.
This publication includes discussion of:
- Broad ethics and teachings from an Islamic perspective on avoiding violent conflict
- How the peaceful resolution of conflicts has been an integral aspect of Islamic tradition since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
- How Peacebuilding and conflict resolution mechanisms in the Muslim contexts are informed by assumptions common across relgio-cultural traditions
Dr. Kadayifci,S & Nimer, A & Mohammed – Saleem, A. (2013).Understanding an Islamic Framework for Peacebuilding. Islamic Relief Worldwide, Birmingham, [Online] Available: http://policy.islamic-relief.com/publication/