Manifesto of Peace

In the book Manifesto of Peace Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that peace is the only religion for both—man and the universe. In a peaceful environment all good things are possible, whereas in the absence of peace, we cannot achieve anything of a positive nature, either as individuals, or as a community. The same holds true at national and international levels. He, further, explains that while peace is the absence of war, some people hold this definition of peace to be inadequate. They say that peace should be accompanied by justice. But setting such a condition for the attainment of peace is impractical as peace on its own does not bring justice. That is, justice is not necessarily an element of peace. What peace does, in actual fact, is open up opportunities. It creates favourable conditions that would enable us to strive for justice and other constructive ends. Peace is always desirable for its own sake. Everything else comes after peace, not along with peace.