Christianity and Islam have similar teachings on peace and it is evident that there is a strong relationship between these fundamental teachings and the ways in which the religious traditions and their organizations actively strive towards world peace. World peace is understood in both faiths, not just as an absence of violence and conflict, but also as an overall sense of wellbeing and social cohesion. Inner peace is essential in achieving world peace, and must be attained in order to work towards peace at a higher level. One is able to submit to Allah through the process of jihad, which is to struggle to overcome the obstacles in the way of submission, or the process of Shahada. The Sufism movement provides Muslims with a path to follow in order to contribute to the attainment of world peace through 3 stations.
A Human Approach to World Peace
A Human Approach to World Peace | The 14th Dalai Lama
He carried the religious call all over his life period and also remained clear with that by following those principles. While struggling for the spreading of the Peace in Medina, the Prophet SAW said to his followers that a Muslim can diminish hatred by showing their love towards people and also a Muslim can destroy the aggressiveness by spreading peacefulness. Prophet SAW also settled down the various conflicts aroused among the tribes of Medina by establishing a homogeneous community and founded a society where people from various ethnic origins, different religions were treated equally and allowed to practice their own religion. This is the most practical step taken by the Prophet SAW in order to create an atmosphere of peace and goodwill among the followers of different religions. Our Holy Prophet SAW also established social peace by spreading the ideas such as no one is superior in any possible way in front of god. Closeness to the Creator is the ultimate of all Muslims and with understanding and education all will see that this is the goal of all the Abraham faiths. All 3 believe that happiness comes from love for him.
Abraham in Islam
The word peace is mentioned over ninety time is the New Testament and in other passages the quest for peace is address without actually using the term. To have a close relationship with Jesus and his teachings will enable the adherent to experience this peace. Ultimately peace can be found in a union with God. Christians and Muslims are taught to live at peace with themselves and others, both within their own communities and in the wider world. Christianity has a strong emphasis on peace and peacemaking.
Emphasis is also placed on absolute loyalty to Allah, which includes not putting money, possessions, country, or even family ahead of Him. The Islamic view of God is perhaps best captured in the throne verse of the Sura Qur 'an. This passage asserts that God knows everything, that God can do anything, and that everything happens according to His will.