Reconciliation in the Islamic Tradition

Daniel Philpott

in Just and Unjust Peace

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827565
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949779 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Strategic Peacebuilding

Reconciliation in the Islamic Tradition

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This chapter provides a justification for the ethic of political reconciliation from the Islamic tradition. It seeks to show how the Islamic tradition provides a grounding for the concepts of reconciliation, justice, peace, and mercy that the previous chapters set forth. For these tasks, it turns both to an analysis of language as found in Islamic scriptures and an analysis of God's response to evil as found in the Islamic tradition. The chapter explores musalaha rituals as rich examples of reconciliation.

Keywords: human rights; righteousness; musalaha

Chapter.  6930 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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