Comprehending Peace in Religious Propagation in Islam

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Aydın H.

GLOBAL JOURNAL AL-THAQAFAH, vol.1, no.1, pp.37-42, 2011 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-42
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The  word  ‘Islam’  manifests  its  meaning  to the  word  peace  which  provides  security  and serenity  to  individuals  and  the  community. The article focuses on this dimension of Islam and  aims  to  present  evidence  from  religious sources  which  assert  that  Islam  is  not  a religion that supports terrorism but a religion which  emphasizes  peace  and  salvation. As  a noun, the word ‘Islam’ is a system of beliefs revealed  by Allah  to  Muhammad  (pbuh).  In retrospect,  in  its  verb  form  Islam  is  derived from the infinitive of transitive four category verbs namely if ’al, Islam is “ef ’ale-yüf ’ilus” infinitive form. The root of this word is also derived from the infinitive Arabic trilateral root  of silm  or salamet  (peace  and  security). For this reason Islam is not only encyclopaedic definition referring to submitting or resigning oneself or one’s person to God or the will of God, surrendering to the will of Allah (God), but also has the transitive meaning (ta’diyat), becoming (sayrurat), becoming of anything over an adjective and criterion (ta’ridh). Islam is not only  the  believer’s  submission  to Allah,  but it also has peace and safety that spreads right throughout to others. It is therefore, benefitting every individual as well as the society.