The edited volume delves into the intellectual heritage of Islam to discuss examples of addressing conflict in Islam and exploring the practical challenges of contemporary peacemaking in different Muslim countries. The eight essays address both theory and practice, presenting possibilities for nonviolent intervention, peacemaking, the implementation of human rights, the interpretation of texts, peace education, and employing successful mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills in an Islamic context.
Contributors to the volume included: Ibrahim Kalin, Asma Afsaruddin, Waleed El-Ansari, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Zaki Saritoprak, Reza IEslami – SomeaAsna Husin, Ayse Kadayifci – Orellana and Meena Sharify – Funk. Part one of the book includes essays on topics ranging from sources of peace in the Islamic tradition to a recovery of early semantic purview of Jihad and examining the Qur’anic view of war language, to the development of an Islamic model of conflict resolution. The second part deals with issues related to peace education, nonviolence, human rights and peacemaking training.
The book includes a glossary of selected conflict resolution terms as well as appendices of documents such as the Amman Message, A Common Word, and the Second International Conference of the Assembly for Moderate Islamic Thought and Culture and Perspectives on Peace Education by a group of Ulama from Aceh, Indonesia.