Peace among Muslims Religious Obligation or Political Expediency?

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Zakyi Ibrahim

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Peace is seen as a sociopolitical value whose permanent realization keeps
eluding humanity, despite constant efforts (at least for the past century) for
it to prevail permanently. For Muslims, peace1 is not just a sociopolitical
imperative; it is also a religious obligation. So any attempts to achieve it
at anytime (be it among Muslims, or between them and their non-Muslim
enemies) must be considered an act of obedience to God, who enjoined
them, on several occasions in the Qur’an (for example, 8:61), to strive
toward peace. In this editorial, I will highlight only peace among
Muslims ...

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