‘Islam’, an Arabic word, connotes ‘peace’. The word for belief is ‘Iman’ which, derived from ‘Amn’, also means ‘peace’. Besides these words that unambiguously underline the character of a Muslim and the Islamic society, Islam inculcates a strong sense of brotherhood of all men and their equal status in the eyes of God. It tells that all men are responsible for each other’s wellbeing and that no individual or group of people could thrive at the expense of others. Spelling out the basic principles of the faith, the book shows how Islam is a religion of peace, (not terrorism), how it commands the establishment of peace, justice, human brotherhood, dignity, amity, equality, and love for all – and hatred for none. The book is entirely based on the Holy Qur’an.
The authors: Dr Majdood Ahmad is a former Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India; while his wife, Dr Nilofer Ahmad is creative author, published in literary journals.