Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam
Islamic Perspectives on War, Peace and Conflict Resolution
Author(s): Flamur Vehapi
Reviewed by: Abdur Rashid Siddiqui, Leicester, UK
Human history is full of conflicts and wars from time immemorial. Religions are often blamed for stirring up passions among their followers which lead to intolerance and conflicts that ultimately result in wars. The Crusades of Christian Europe were launched to quell the rising tide of Islam, and they continued from 1095 to 1291. Political rivalries also led to conflicts, such as the Hundred Years War in Europe: a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453. However, in the last few decades Islam has become the target and is viewed as the main culprit behind major conflicts and wars. This timely book by Flamur Vehapi ‘argues the case for Islam as the prescription for constructing and maintaining a society of peace, tolerance, compassion, justice and equality at every level of society.’ (back cover)....