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Ahmet Sait Matbaasi: Quest Books, Thus, there is a strong focus on the adoption of Islamic beliefs and practises to attain inner peace. As can be seen, there is some literature that touches on inner peace from an Islamic perspective, however, it is limited. This literature is a good starting point to bring the Islamic perspective alongside literature that discusses inner peace from other religious and non- religious perspectives.
However, contemporary English Islamic literature on inner peace needs further development to include worldview, meaning and perspective. Discussions of inner peace need to be tied back to the theology of Islam. In relation to this, Said Nursi42 d.
This is no longer the case, according to Nursi, as everything now needs to be proven and justified; why hardships are experienced, why there is suffering, how good and evil play out, and so on.
This obliges the expression and articulation of Islam and its teachings in a way that meets the needs of Muslims who are faced with the challenges of contemporary times and the questioning that comes with it.
This in no way negates the importance of practises but instead focuses on the worldview which then results in the practises. An overall observation about how inner peace is conceptualised and addressed in the literature is that many theories have been developed about how one attains inner peace, the benefits of inner peace and how inner peace manifests.
However, it is important to highlight there is certainly not one accepted universal definition of inner peace. More often than not, inner peace is not defined, but instead discussed with the expectation that all have an understanding of what inner peace means. Therefore, the discussion on inner peace is often regarding how one attains inner peace, such as through detachment, love and compassion, letting go of the ego, living a guilt free life and so on.
There is an implicit suggestion that the definition of inner peace is not important, it is subjective after all, but a state that all nevertheless desire. What is important is the pathway to inner peace, which is, more often than not, the focus of the literature.
State University of New York Press, , Furthermore, Buddhism is leading the way in its publications on inner peace. So much so that Buddhism has almost become synonymous with inner peace. Nevertheless, inner peace has been discussed from various religious and non-religious angles. On the other hand, there is very limited Islamic literature on the topic of inner peace.
These concepts can then be brought together to develop a definition of inner peace that draws on the essence of these concepts while being conscious of the Islamic theology and worldview. The Meaning of Islam Often the point is made that Islam means peace.
How does Islam mean peace? Such a submission is the outcome of having a relationship with God that is marked by absolute trust and confidence in God. This lexical fact further highlights the connection between Islam and peace. What is meant by peace here is not an absence of war, but an absence of turmoil within the self so inner peace is experienced where one has attained tranquillity and serenity through faith.
Under-Secretariat of Publications and Research, , Wrestling Islam from the Extremists New York: HarperSanFrancisco, , Tughra Books, , Either way, the relationship between Islam and peace is extremely strong. Furthermore, the purpose of life for human beings is to mirror the names of God.
Mokrane Gezzou Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, , Aisha Bewley London: Dar Al Taqwa, , Edward Elgar, , Bursawi65 d. He further describes a peaceful person to have a peaceful and purified heart, with no jealousy, evil inclination, deceit or envy.
Also, their organs eyes, tongue, hands, etc. That is, their reasoning is not blurred by their desires. Blessed are you, the Majestic and Generous. Therefore, Muslims are reminded five times a day that they should seek a state of inner peace and they should seek it from God.
Not only is it linked to belief, but God is seen as an embodiment of peace and therefore the source of peace. This notion is imperative as it demonstrates the concept of inner peace is not foreign to Islam at all; it is actually at its core.
To further augment the notion that inner peace is an integral part of Islam, the next section will discuss concepts that have a close relationship with inner peace. From these very concepts, a definition of inner peace will be formulated. Therefore, three concepts that are commonly discussed by tasawwuf scholars have been identified. A common thread can be seen between the concepts, which can then be extended to other concepts.
Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism, vol. The Light Inc, , Alexander Knysh UK: Garnet Publishing, , Thus, one is content in this system that one finds themselves to be a part of. Therefore, all types of suffering would trigger the same reaction as a joyful experience. There is a conviction that there must be wisdom in the event being experienced. And it may be that you love something, though it is bad for you.
And God knows, and you do not know. This mind set in itself is a source of peace. However, the notion of rejoicing at afflictions is not easy for the uninitiated. The third level of contentment is that of those who have profound spirituality. At this 75 Ibid, Mystical Dimensions of Islam Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, , The reverence a believer feels for God, enables acceptance leading to inner peace.
Return to your Lord, well-pleased with Him , and well-pleasing to Him. Enter, then, among My servants fully content with servanthood to Me!
And enter my Paradise! There is an understanding of life and events in way that does not shudder the individual, but instead leaves them feeling content with whatever is being experienced. But this positive energy is dependent on the state of the person as well as their actions. The feeling of inner peace is generated or granted with having a strong conviction in God and the resultant strong faith.
This is considered a great honour for the nafs and therefore a significant outcome of the purification process it has been through.
This is a critical aspect of how inner peace is nurtured by various states of the inner self. Definiton of Inner Peace When all three of these states are considered together, a collective understanding of inner peace emerges.
It is the belief there is no other deity but God, with a whole theology defining its understanding. Ibn Kathir has a similar focus. He explains that God is informing humankind of how He has created everything well and formed everything in a goodly fashion.
An Encyclopedia London: Routledge, , Or it can suggest that everything has been created with wisdom and therefore there must be good in all of creation. Baqliyyi explains that God created everything in a beautiful way.
The things that look indecent or ugly are created as a test, according to Baqliyyi, because anything that God created cannot be ugly or indecent since creating an ugly thing is ungodly.
Although events may appear ugly or evil, there is good in the outcome they produce, whether it be in this life or the afterlife. Literature has the museum of enchanted thoughts, deep feelings, heart touching music, magic melody and the wonderful mystery. These are sources of inner peace. I really believe that Peace is the beautiful ornament you can wear.
Peace makes your heart beautiful and it makes you look beautiful too. You want to have perfect physical posture when you stand, sit and walk. Peace is the perfect posture of the soul. Try perfect posture outside as well as inside in search of inner peace. Peace creates the grace and grace gives peace. Art is the beauty of heart while Literature is the soul of a writer. When these two comes together, it searches heavenly peace to the readers.
The remarkable piercing colourful pen remains mightier than the glittering sword. The cry of a child symbolizes by the music, motion, emotions and gesture of peace which is a part of literature. I mean there is no limit and age of literature. Literature is the oldest mean of expression of love and peace in society. In deadly desert the shadow of a small tree embrace and comfort to the fatigue person.
In the same way literature provides inner peace when the person is in great tension and frustration. The great writers such as William Wordswoth and Kalidas finished there literature in the lap of hills, dales and nature.
The world needs peace and inner peace for the humanity and mankind. Some great philosophers and social workers fought for the peace while some saints and yoga gurus fought for the inner peace. Objectives of Inner peace: 1. The main objective of inner peace is to peep within and create sound environment for the new world. Another objective of literature In pursuit of inner peace is to aware the people about the reality of life.
There is need to generate love and integrity which could be possible through the teaching and preaching about the inner peace. Literature is the part of life. It teaches us history and mystery of inner peace.
Yog Vidya and meditation play pivotal role in search of inner peace. Location, position and isolation help us in discovery of inner peace. The writers write poems in peace only. Disturbance must be avoided. This is not one day practice. It needs perfect concentration. Psychological method to be utilized.