Now it is our duty, as believers in God, to create a common agenda for the peace movement for our times, so that the prophetic mission of encouraging people to establish justice continues in the future.
By Abdul Malik Mujahid
For the Prophet,andnbsp;peace was not a strategy he employed, it was the goal of his peace movement.andnbsp;He preached peace and justice leading to the establishment of a peace sanctuary in the city of Madinah where even animals cannot be harmed, hunting unless for food, was forbidden and trees cannot be cut.
When preaching, he would ask individuals and tribes for just two things: believe in One God and work with him to establish peace and prosperity in the land.
A commitment to peace was a way of life for the Prophet. The Prophet was described by his wife Aisha as a walking Quran, a person who embodied the Message of God, the One who brings peace to hearts and nations. He was known for reconciling people at war and individuals in conflict. Even when he established the peace sanctuary of Madinah, he developed a written document which is called the Charter of Madinah. It gave full religious rights and internal autonomy to its Jews and Christians. He declared in that written constitution that Muslims, Jews and other signatories of that document constitute one nation in the modern sense of the word.
Nowandnbsp;it is our duty, as believers in God, to create a common agenda for the peace movement for our times,andnbsp;so that the prophetic mission of encouraging people to establish justice continues in the future.
(Compiled From: “The Prophet, The Peace Maker” – Abdul Malik Mujahid)