The rise of Islam opened a new era of truth and non-violence in the world history. Etymologically the word ‘Islam’ refers to ‘peace’, ‘safety’, ‘goodwill’ and ‘salvation’. The root word from where the word ‘Islam’ has its origin is ‘Salam’ which means peace, establishing peace, peace with the creator and peace with the entire creation of the Almighty.1
Islam is a religion that is based on the basic pillar of ‘Tawhid’ that is there is no other God except Allah. This has been propagated and spread by innumerable messengers sent by God beginning from Adam to Prophet Mohammad (S), who came with the call of submission to Allah. Islam reached its completion with the coming of the last messenger of God; Prophet Mohammad (S) who was born in 570 A.D. in the country of Arabia.2 Islam, like previous forms of religion too, is based on the principles of love, justice and brotherhood.
The doctrine of Islam, preaches the doctrine of brotherhood irrespective of ones race, color, creed or geographical division. It teaches its followers to solve problems in a peaceful manner. This is because it believes that peace is the best means to sort out conflicts as it causes neither social disturbance nor leads to any loss of life or property. The respect, dignity and service to human-beings become the prime aims of Islam. Its world-view and value system laid much stress on love and non-violence as the religion (Islam) stands for peace and goodwill.
Cite this article:
Mohd. Shezan Tariq. Comparative Study of Non-Violence and Islamic Views. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(1): January-March, 2014, 79-81.