Chapter

The Peace

Rusmir Mahmutćehajić

in The Mosque

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225842
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237159 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823225842.003.0019
The Peace

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This chapter presents Islamic teachings about peace. Submission to God means holding to peace as the center of all things. To submit means to acquiesce. Acquiescence is the relationship between the human being who grows quiet in God, and God as the Peace that quietens. And yearning for peace is the same as yearning for God. At the core of our being, we humans holds the memory of the peace that gained experience of bearing witness to God's overlordship before our Fall into the world of forgetting. Only by being aware of this debt, and accepting how it must be repaid, can the self return to the place and time of peace—to the reality of Eden, that is, to God's presence.

Keywords: Islam; peace; self; God; acquiesce

Chapter.  1318 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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