Connection between Religion and Peace

Meaning of Life

Religion helps us in understanding the meaning of life. It guides us on how we can spend our life according to the commands and orders of God. “O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers” [Quran, Yunus: 57].

System of Beliefs

Religion consists of the system of beliefs which provides a sense of structure to the people to live life. Religion helps a person to tolerate stress by generating peace, purpose, and forgiveness.

In the Holy Quran, “recommending others to observe rights” and “recommending others to be patient and tolerant” are considered as basic principles that need to be observed by all Muslims [Quran, Asr: 4].

Solutions from Difficult Situations

Religion helps people to come out with difficult situations easily. It helps people in providing guidelines to live a happy life. From religion, people identify life lessons from difficult situations. Religion helps to encourage people to self-reflect their actions and behaviors and leads a meaningful life.

“And Allah invites to the Home of Peace and guides whom He wills to a straight path” [Quran, Yunus: 25].

Interactions among People

Also, religion guides to interact with other members of the society and share ideas and thoughts that give mental peace to others as well. Religion guides people to help each other in difficult situations so that others may also get peace in their lives.

Allah's Messenger is saying, "He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar" [Narrated Um Kulthum bint `Uqba].

Importance of Guidance from Quran

The last Prophet Muhammad S.A.W guides people to help others and take guidance from the Quran to live life according to the teachings of Islam. Religion guides the prevention of things that make people physically and mentally healthy.

Islam is the Religion of Peace

Many Islamic leaders give opinions that Islam is a religion that gives peace of mind and mental health to the people who take guidance from the Quran. Accordingly, Imam Ali (AS) said: “Thanks God for founding the religion of Islam. He founded it to provide security for those who believe in Islam and those who converted to Islam” [Imam Ali, 1380, 308].

Connecting with God

The belongingness with God builds a person to enhance the spirit of trust and give a sense of empowerment that relates to the person’s mental health and peace. Mental health and peace are important for an individual and Islam recommend many practices to promote the physical and mental health of people. According to the teachings of Islam, a person who has not in mental peace cannot be effective in his own growth and development of spirituality.