Jesus, upon him be peace, was a lover because God is Love. Jesus would be seeking peace between enemies through Love. He would say, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4: 7-8
Muhammad was also a lover and a peacemaker and one who sought harmony between people, all for the sake of God. He said:
“Son, if you are able, keep your heart from morning till night and from night till morning free from malice towards anyone”; then he said, “Oh! My son, this is one of my laws, and the one who loves my laws verily loves me.”
“A perfect Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe, and a true emigrant [muhajir] is one who flees from what God has forbidden.”
“You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith, till you love one another.”
“Faith is a restraint against all violence, let no Mu’min commit violence.”
The Prophet, saw, also said,
” Anyone of you who sees wrong, let him undo it with his hand; and if he cannot, then let him speak against it with his tongue, and if he cannot do this either, then (let him abhor it) with his heart, and this is the least of faith.”
“He is true who protects his brother or sister both present and absent.”
“The proud will not enter paradise, nor a violent speaker.”
“What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of a human being, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the wrongs of the injured.”
“Someone said to the Prophet, “Pray to God against the idolators and curse them.” The Prophet replied, “I have been sent to show mercy and have not been sent to curse.”
“I found this inscribed on the hilt of the Prophet’s sword: “Forgive him who wrongs you; join him who cuts you off; do good to him who does evil to you, and speak the truth although it be against yourself.”
from the famous collection of du`as al-Hisn al-Hasin
(“The Mighty Fortress”)
by Muhammad al-Jazri, may Allah be pleased with him
Completed during the siege of Damascus
20 Dhul Hijjah 791 / 9 December 1389
O Allah, unite our hearts
and set aright our mutual affairs,
guide us in the path of peace.
Liberate us from darkness by Your light,
save us from enormities whether open or hidden.
Bless us in our ears, eyes, hearts, spouses, and children.
Turn to us; truly you are Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.
Make us grateful for Your bounty and full of praise for it,
so that we may continue to receive it
and complete Your blessings upon us.
Allâhumma allif bayna qulûbinâ
wa aslih dhâta baynina
wahdinâ subûl as-salâm
wa najjinâ min az-zulumâti ilan-nûri
wa janibnâ al-fawâhisha
mâ zahara minhâ wa mâ batana
wa bârik lanâ fî asmâ`inâ wa absârinâ wa qulûbinâ wa azwâjinâ wa dhurriyâtinâ
wa tub `alaynâ innaka antat-tawwâb ur-rahîm
waj`alnâ shâkirîna li ni`matika
muthnîna bihâ qâbilîhâ
wa atimmahâ `alaynâ
O Allah, I beg of you pardon and safety.
Allâhumma inni as’aluk al-af` wal-`âfiyah
O Allah, I beg of You useful knowledge
and acceptable deeds.
Allâhumma inni as’aluka `ilman nâfi`an
wa `amalan mutaqabbala
O Allah, impart to our earth its blessings,
its embellishment, and its repose.
Allâhumma da` fî ardinâ barakâtahâ
wa zînatahâ wa sakânahâ
O Allah, Your forgiveness is vaster than my sins
and Your compassion is more promising than my actions.
Allâhumma maghfiratuka awsa`u min dhunûbi
wa rahmatuka arjâ `indî min `amalî
O Allah, make me patient and grateful to You
and make me look small in my own eyes
and great in the sight of others.
Allâhumm aj`alnî sabûran waj`alnî shakûran
waj`alnî fî `aynî saghîran
wa fî `ayûnin-nâsi kabîra
I invoke the perfect words of Allah
from which neither a good person
nor a bad one can escape
for protection against any evil
that may come down from the sky or rise up to it
and any evil that may be planted in the earth
or spring forth from it
against the evil of the tests of the night
and the tests of the day
and the evil of the happenings of night and day
save only the happening that brings good
O Most Beneficent One!
A`ûdhi bi-kalimâti Llâhi tammat illati la yajawizuhunna barrun wa la fâjir
min sharri ma yanzilu min as-samâ’i
wa mâ ya`ruju fîhâ
wa min sharri mâ dharâ’a fil-ardi
wa mâ yakhruju minhâ
wa min sharri fitan il-layli wa fitan in-nahâr
wa min sharri tawâriq il-layli wan-nahâri
illâ târiqan yatruqu bi-khayr
Amin, O Remover of Difficulties!
In the name of Allah,
the beneficent, the merciful.
Praise be to the Lord of the
Universe who has created us and
made us into tribes and nations
That we may know each other, not that
we may despise each other.
If the enemy incline towards peace, do
thou also incline towards peace, and
trust God, for the Lord is the one that
heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God,
Most gracious are those who walk on
the Earth in humility
wa ilaika yarjaus-salaam,
haiyyina rabbana bis-salaam,
wa adkhilna daras-salaam,
tabarakta rabbana wa-ta’laita,
ya zal jalali wal ikram
O God! You are the Peace.
The everlasting peace is from You
and it returns to You.
O our Sustainer! Grant us the life of true peace
and enter us into the abode of Peace.
O Glorious and Bounteous One!
You are blessed and majestic.
Lao-tsu’s Peace Prayer
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.
buddhist – prayer of peace
Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa
A smile is charity. The Prophet Muhammad
Peace may sound simple – one beautiful word – but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
– Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999)
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” — Rumi
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
Allah forbiddeth you not those who warred not against you on account of religion and drove you not out from your homes, that ye should show them kindness and deal justly with them. Lo! Allah loveth the just dealers. Allah forbiddeth you only those who warred against you on account of religion and have driven you out from your homes and helped to drive you out, that ye make friends of them. Whosoever maketh friends of them – (All) such are wrong-doers. (60:8-9)
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
― Gautama Buddha
“To wage war within oneself is Islam; the real fight is an inner one. To dispel evil qualities, evil thoughts, and the differences that lead to separations is Islam. To wage war upon jealousy, envy, and vengeance is Islam. To cut out and discard the qualities of Satan and to fill ourselves with the qualities of Allah is Islam. To show a heart full of love to our brothers and sisters is the wealth of Islam. ”
M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, Islam & World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi
“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.”
― Dalai Lama XIV
“For a day, just for one day,
Talk about that which disturbs no one
And bring some peace into your
― حافظ, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
― Marianne Williamson
Forgive him who wrongs you;
join him who cuts you off;
do good to him who does evil to you;
and speak the truth
even if it be against yourself.
(inscribed on the Prophet’s sword)
― Kurt Cobain
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported The Messenger (SAW) said, “He who strives to serve a widow and a poor person is like the one who strives in Allah’s way.” He also reported that when a man complained to the Messenger of being hardhearted he said, “Show affection to the orphans and feed the poor.” (Hakim)