Non-Violence and Islam

In this book Maulana Wahiduddin Khan states that non-violence should never be confused with inaction or passivity. Non-violence is action in the full sense of the word. Whenever individuals, groups or communities are faced with a problem, one way to solve it is by resorting to violence. The better way is to attempt to solve the problem by peaceful means, avoiding violence and confrontation. Islam is a religion that teaches non-violence. According to the Quran, God does not love fasad or violence. Conversely, we can say with certainty that God loves non-violence. He abhors violent activity being indulged in human society, as a result of which people pay the price with their possessions and lives. In fact, the entire spirit of the Quran is in consonance with this concept.

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