Difficulties & Challenges Facing Islam in Establishing Peace on Arabian Lands, and the Holy Prophet's (PBUH) Strategy

  • Dr. Naseem Akhtar Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Studies Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Dr. Zia ur Rehman Lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal Upper Dir, Pakistan

Abstract

Islam is a religion of peace and security. Therefore, it gives preference to justice, peace, equality, brotherhood, and harmony, etc. Throughout the world before Islam, there was instability and oppression. There was no such thing as a living code of conduct. The wealthy oppressed the underprivileged. Nobody listened to the poor and weak people's voices. Around the world, oppression was rampant. Moral evils were widespread. Theft, robbery, murder, adultery, kidnapping, and women's tyranny were all typical occurrences. In such circumstances, Allah (SWT) sent Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) as a Prophet to preach monotheism to the people and to reform the moral habits of the ignorant. In the beginning, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) had to face several obstacles. Even the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was forced to migrate to Makkah, but the polytheists remained uneasy. They couldn't stand the Muslims in Madinah living in peace and order. As a result, the polytheists increased their hostility and began invading Madinah. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) acted wisely and triumphed over all of his challenges. He also signed agreements with Jews, polytheists, and Christians. So that peace and order can be restored in society, and people can live with harmony and peace. On the occasion of the conquering of Makkah, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) compassionately forgave all of his foes, including the Muslims' most vehement enemies. With his knowledge, mercy, and gentleness, the Prophet (PBUH) vanquished all of his foes, bringing peace not only to Arabia but to the entire globe. But, regrettably, today's society is following in the footsteps of human society's devastation and collapse. Immoral practices are on the rise in today's society, just as they were before Islam. The loss of rights is a typical occurrence. The poor are being treated like worms by powerful people. There is turmoil in every direction. Justice, equality, harmony, and peace have all but vanished. As a result, it is necessary to adhere to Islamic principles for today's society to become a peaceful society.


Keywords: Difficulties and challenges, Islam, Peace, Arabian Land, Holy Prophet (PBUH), Strategy

Published
2021-12-27
How to Cite
AKHTAR, Dr. Naseem; REHMAN, Dr. Zia ur. Difficulties & Challenges Facing Islam in Establishing Peace on Arabian Lands, and the Holy Prophet's (PBUH) Strategy. Journal of Religious Studies, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 112-125, dec. 2021. ISSN 2663-0206. Available at: <https://jrs.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal3/article/view/403>. Date accessed: 13 aug. 2022.