Islam and Peace: A Linguistic Representative

Tajudeen Yusuf


The present study addresses the importance of employing the language of etiquette and politeness as a means of consolidating peaceful coexistence in human society from Islamic perspective. Since communication is one of the most important components that constitute human relations in society, any attempt to disallow language to fulfill its social function will definitely affect human relations because language is perhaps the most pertinent tool of human communication. Language is a double edged weapon; a sound expression consolidates human interactions and creates atmosphere for peaceful co-existence. In contrast, violent and destructive words according to Islamic teachings may lead to misunderstanding, conflict and indeed war. Hence, there will be no room for peaceful co-existence. The negative effects of those aggressive words and expressions on human relations and society at large are addressed. Some communicative approaches which may help in managing or preventing conflicts and creating room for co-existence based on Islamic teaching presented.

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