connotes peace. According to a tradition of the
Prophet, ‘Peace is Islam’ (Al-Bukhari). This means
that peace is one of the prerequisites of Islam.
Similarly, a Hadith states: A Muslim is one from
whose tongue and hands people are safe. One of
the attributes of God described in the Quran is
‘As-Salam’, which means peace and security.’ That
is to say that God’s Being itself is a manifestation
of peace. Indeed, God is Peace (Al-Bukhari). In
the Quran, divine guidance is
likened to the paths of peace.