Muslim Voices Promoting Islamic Non Violent Solutions - updated 7/13/14

Muslim Voices Promoting Islamic Non Violent Solutions - article collection

compiled by Sheila Musaji


Muslims all over the world have spoken out loudly against violence and terrorism.  They have not been able to stem the tide in a world filled with injustice any more than any other religious group has been able to stem the tide.

Muslims have not only spoken out against specific criminal acts and against political organizations such as Al Qaeda, they have also spoken for spiritual and non violent solutions - dialogue and peace. 

These are voices that need to be heard and amplified.  Who even among Muslims have heard of Abdul Ghaffar Khan or Mubarak Awad?  The tragedy is that such voices just don’t sell newspapers.

We will attempt to collect these voices and add to this collection regularly.


UPDATE 9/2009

The first of the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE) is a Jihad Against Violence: Muslim Women’s Struggle for Peace.  The group is headed by Daisy Khan and based in New York City.  Daisy Khan says that it is Time for a Women’s Jihad Against Violence.


UPDATE 4/28/2011

Recently, there have been a few important new articles on Islam and non-violence.

An excellent article Islam’s Nonviolent Tradition by Michael Shank and just published in The Nation, includes the following:

Khan’s campaign, while reinforced by religious rigor, was also strategically brilliant, quickly garnering global attention. Then, as now, the international community cried foul as it watched the British respond to the Red Shirts with a Qaddafi-like retribution: bombing, killing, torturing, castrating, raping, poisoning and drowning the Khidmatgars. Unsurprisingly, then, as now, a quizzical world questioned the relationship between Islam and nonviolence, to which Khan quickly countered, “There is nothing surprising in a Muslim or a Pathan [Pashtun] like me subscribing to the creed of nonviolence. It is not a new creed. It was followed fourteen hundred years ago by the Prophet all the time he was in Mecca.”

Khan was intentional about sourcing his nonviolent teachings and inspiration in the Koran, a practice his grandson Asfandyar Wali Khan continues to this day as head of the Awami National Party in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier (recently renamed Khyber-Pakhtunkwa). The preamble to the party’s platform, in fact, is an unequivocal commitment to the principles of nonviolence, the teachings of Khan and the cause of the Khidmatgars.

Beyond Pakistan, the raison d’être of Khan’s red-shirted revolution still resonates, as protests of equal proportion and principle pepper many Muslim streets today. What is critical to keep in mind, as Americans pay homage to the rolling wave of democracy washing over the Muslim world, is that the nonviolent nature of some protests is not foreign to Islam, its teachings or its culture. Khan was quick to make note of this. Mohammed, Khan quipped, taught that a Muslim is one “who never hurts anyone by word or deed,” a principle the Prophet repeats in his last sermon: “Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.”

Khan’s movement remains notable given its size and scope, but he was not alone in his mission. Fast-forward to Khan’s counterparts in more recent years, such as the nonviolent leadership of Syrian-born Sheik Jawdat Said, whose 1964 book The Doctrine of the First Son of Adam articulates for the modern Islamic movement the concept of nonviolence. Or prominent Muslim-American human rights lawyer and writer Arsalan Iftikhar, whose upcoming Islamic Pacifism: Confessions of a Muslim Gandhi highlights the legacies of Islam’s nonviolent leaders. Iftikhar’s book, due out around the tenth anniversary of 9/11, profiles numerous notables, including the “Chechen Mahatma Gandhi,” Kunta-haji Kishiev, an ideologue of nonviolence and passive resistance.

The entire article is a must read for those interested in Islam and non-violence.


UPDATE 5/17/2011

It was reported today that Rais Bhuiyan who was shot in a hate crime immediately after 9/11 is pleading for mercy for his attacker.  The news report says that

Mark Stroman, a white supremacist, would later confess he was out for revenge against those of Middle Eastern descent in Mesquite and Dallas days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Already, Stroman had killed one Pakistani immigrant; two weeks later, he’d kill an Indian immigrant.

Now, Bhuiyan wants to forgive.  He’ll be asking for a stay of the July 20 evening scheduled execution of Stroman, and a stop to the “cycle of violence,” as he calls it.  “Sometimes, we human beings make mistakes out of anger,” said Bhuiyan, 37, in an interview Monday with The Dallas Morning News.

Stroman, a former stonecutter, was convicted of the Oct. 4 killing of Vasudev Patel, an Indian of the Hindu faith who owned a gas station and convenience store in Mesquite.  Stroman also confessed to the Sept. 15 Dallas killing of Waqar Hasan, an immigrant from Pakistan and a Muslim, in what is believed to be the first hate crime in the U.S. after the attacks. He was charged in the shooting of Bhuiyan, a Bangledesh immigrant, on Sept. 21.

Bhuiyan said his Islamic faith led him to realize “hate doesn’t bring any good solution to people. At some point we have to break the cycle of violence. It brings more disaster.”

Yousuf Munayyer has just published an excellent article on Palestine’s Hidden History of Nonviolence.  He says that “You wouldn’t know it from the media coverage, but peaceful protests are nothing new for Palestinians. But if they are to succeed this time, the West needs to start paying attention.”  He then gives a much-needed history lesson.


UPDATE 6/12/2011

A British Muslim Women’s organization, INSPIRE, launches a jihad against violence in a bid to reclaim the term jihad from extremists.


TAM has a collection of quotes from the Qur’an on justice, forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion.  A few that seem particularly relevant to this unjustified violence are:

“Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clear from error.”(2:255)

“Those who believe (in the Qur’an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians, and the Sabians, any who believe in God and the Last day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (2:62)

“[But] they are not all alike: among the followers of earlier revelation there are upright people, who recite God’s messages throughout the night, and prostrate themselves [before Him]. They believe in God and the Last Day, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong, and vie with one another in doing good works: and these are among the righteous.” (3:113-114)

“O you who believe! Stand firmly for justice, as witnesses to God, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor; for God can best protect both. Follow not the lust (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily God is well acquainted with all that ye do”.  (4:135)

”O you who believe! Stand out firmly for God, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just; that is next to piety; and fear God. For God is well acquainted with all that ye do”.  (5:9)

“To each among you have We prescribed a law and a way. If Allah had so willed, He would have made of you one single community, but Compete with each other in good deeds. The return of you all is to Allah. (His plan is) to test you in what He has given you. So compete with each other in good deeds. The return of you all is to Allah; then He will inform you about the matters over which you used to differ.” (5:48)

“Whoever receives guidance receives it for his own benefit, and whoever goes astray does so to his own loss. No bearer of burdens can bear the burdens of another.” (17:15)

“If it had been the Lord?s will, they would all have believed ? all who are on the earth. Will you then compel mankind against their will, to believe?” (10:99)

“…If God had not driven some people back by means of others, monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where God’s name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. God will certainly help those who help Him—God is All-Strong, Almighty.” (22:40)

“And do not dispute with the followers of the Book except by what is best, except those of them who act unjustly, and say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our Allah and your Allah is One, and to Him do we submit.” [29:46]

“As for such [of the unbelievers] as do not fight against you on account of [your] faith, and neither drive you forth from your homelands, God does not forbid you to show them kindness and to behave towards them with full equity: for, verily, God loves those who act equitably.” [60:8]


UPDATE 7/13/2014

The past week’s awful assymetrical attacks by Israel against Gaza once again bring this issue to the forefront.  A number of articles about the possibility of non-violent resistance to occupation and injustice have been added.

I pray that it is not too late for a non-violent solution to the occupation and for peace with justice to be achieved in Israel and Palestine.  I am part of a movement asking Jews & Muslims to join in a 17 Tammuz/ Ramadan Fast July 15th in a “Hunger Strike Against Violence.  Go to our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1509760402593014/  and click “going” if you will join us on Tuesday, July 15th in an interfaith “fast for peace - hunger strike against violence” 

 

ARTICLES:

9 Prominent American Muslim Scholars Speaking Against Violence in the Name of Islam http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/9_prominent_american_muslim_scholars_speaking_against_violence_in_the_/

100 Imams Call for April 9 Rally for Peace and Against Terrorism in NYC   http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/100_imams_call_for_april_9_rally_for_peace_and_against_terrorism_in_ny/0018478

A Call to Bridge the Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Ph. D.
http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_call_to_bridge_the_abrahamic_faiths_judaism_christianity_and_islam/

A Call to Conscience and a Reminder to the Muslims, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_call_to_conscience_and_a_reminder_to_the_muslims/

A Common Word Between Us and You, Muslim Scholars Appeal to Christian Scholars for Dialogue and Peace, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/unprecedented_plea_from_muslim_to_christian_scholars_on_eve_of_eid/

A Common Word Conference at Yale Divinity School - Loving God and Neighbor in Word and Deed http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_common_word_conference_at_yale_divinity_school_loving_god_and_neighbor_in/

A Contemporary Christian Response to Islam, John Renard, http://www.spiritualitytoday.org/spir2day/823432renard.html 

A Dialogue of the Cultures Instead of the Clash of Civilizations, by Naika Foroutan http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_dialogue_of_the_cultures_instead_of_the_clash_of_civilisations/

A framework for non-violence and peace-building in Islam, M. Abu Nimer http://www.jstor.org/pss/1051519

A Key to Shaping the Political Agenda: Part 1 Peaceful Engagement Through Interfaith Action, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_key_to_shaping_the_political_agenda_part_1_peaceful_engagement_through_in/

A Pacifist Uncovered: Abdul Ghaffar Khan, By Amitabh Pal http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_pacifist_uncovered_abdul_ghaffar_khan/

A Pacifist Critique of Obama’s Nobel Speech, Ramzi Kysia http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_pacifist_critique_of_obamas_nobel_speech/
A Pax on Both Their Houses - Interfaith Peace Effort Ignored By Mainstream Media, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_pax_on_both_their_houses/ , A Pax on both our houses campaign still necessary, Rabbi Arthur Waskow http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_pax_on_both_our_houses_campaign_still_necessary/

A Response to Ramzy Baroud’s “Non-Violence in Palestine”, Anis Hamadeh http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_response_to_ramzy_barouds_non_violence_in_palestine/

A Small Step Toward Interfaith Dialogue, Akbar S. Ahmed, http://www.danielpearl.org/news_and_press/articles/a_small_step_toward_interfaith_dialog.html

A Spiritual Jihad Against Terrorism, Sheila Musaji (5 parts) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_spiritual_jihad_against_terrorism_part_i/

A Time for Healing, Imam Ghayth Nur (Lonnie) Kashif http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_time_for_healing/

An Introduction to Islamic Nonviolence, Rabia Terri Harris http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/an_introduction_to_islamic_nonviolence/ 

An Open Letter from a Muslim to Muslims:  “Pray And Forgive.”, T.O.Shanavas http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/an_open_letter_from_a_muslim_to_muslims_pray_and_forgive/

A Spiritual Jihad Against Terrorism - 5 parts, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_spiritual_jihad_against_terrorism_part_i/

The Abraham Federation: A Non-Violent Strategy of Satyagraha for Jews and Arabs in the Holy Land, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_abraham_federation_a_non_violent_strategy_of_satyagraha_for_jews_a/

Abrahamic Gatherings For Global Healing, Len Traubman http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/abrahamic_gatherings_for_global_healing/ 

Abrahamic Heritage and Interreligious Dialogue, Tarek Mitri, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2002nov_comments.php?id=142_0_16_0_C

Absolute truth manifests itself in diverse ways, Muhammad Khatami http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/mohammad_khatami/2006/11/absolute_truth_manifests_itsel_1.html

Address at the 40th Anniversary Commemoration of Nostra Aetate, Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/address_at_the_40th_anniversary_commemoration_of_nostra_aetate/

Affirmation of Freedom of Expression and Belief in the Quran, By Haris Aziz http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/affirmation_of_freedom_of_expression_and_belief_in_the_quran/

Agree or disagree, let’s try to understand, Sherman Jackson http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/sherman_jackson/2007/07/agree_or_disagree_lets_try_to.html

Alternatives to Violence in Muslim History:  Parallels to American Cases, Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/alternatives_to_violence_in_muslim_history_parallels_to_american_cases/0015592

AMERICAN MUSLIMS AND ‘INTEGRATION’, Parvez Ahmed http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american_muslims_and_integration/

An Assessment of Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Walid Saif http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/interreligious/cd36-07.html

An Interfaith Declaration for Peace http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/an_interfaith_declaratiion_for_peace/

An Islamic ideal of non-violence, Zeeshan Hasan http://www.progressiveislam.org/islamic_ideal_non_violence

Arab non-violence university fights for peace, Matthew Wright http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=106359#axzz1IN32Qv00

The Arab peace initiative 2002 document http://www.al-bab.com/arab/docs/league/peace02.htm

The Arab peace initiative, Hussein Ibish http://www.bitterlemons-api.org/inside.php?id=43

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Speech at al-Azhar http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_archbishop_of_canterburys_speech_at_al_azhar/ 

Are Islam and Christianity on a Collision Course, Interview with Seyyed Hossein Nasr and John Esposito, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/16/story_1631_1.html

Assessing the Myths of Interfaith Dialogue, David Shasha http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/assessing_the_myths_of_interfaith_dialogue/ 

At the crossroad of Islam, the West, Tariq Ramadan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/at_the_crossroad_of_islam_the_west/

Maulana Azad as a Role Model for Contemporary Muslims, Muqtedar Khan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/maulana-azad-as-a-role-model-for-contemporary-muslims
Maulana Azad and Partition, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/maulana_azad_and_partition
For India and Islam: Maulana Azad’s Vision of Religious Pluralism, Yoginder Sikand http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/for_india_and_islam_maulana_azads_vision_of_religious_pluralism

Barriers to Dialogue, Ruquaiyyah Waris Maqsood, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2002nov_comments.php?id=136_0_16_0_C

Bases and Boundaries of Jewish, Muslim, Christian Dialogue, Zalman N. Schachter, http://www.interfaithdialog.org/Articles/Schachter.pdf 

Basis for Hindu-Muslim Dialogue, Riffat Hassan http://www.interfaithdialog.org/Articles/Hassan.pdf

The Battle of the Films - Obsession and Fitna Versus Schism, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/obsession_fitna_and_schism/

Benedict XVI and Islam: the first year, Abdal Hakim Murad http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/benedict_xvi_and_islam_the_first_year/

Beyond the Condemnation of Terrorism, Louay Safi
http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/beyond_the_condemnation_of_terrorism
Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Dara Shikohs Quest for Spiritual Unity, Yoginder Sikand http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/beyond_hindu_and_muslim_dara_shikohs_quest_for_spiritual_unity/

Beyond The Tower of Babel: A Linguistic Approach to Clarifying Key Concepts in Islamic Pluralism, Jeremy Henzell-Thomas http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/beyond_the_tower_of_babel_a_linguistic_approach_to_clarifying_key_concepts/

Bibliography of books on Islam and non-violence http://nonviolenceinternational.net/islambib_001.htm

BOOK REVIEW: Me and You Beyond Belief, Together: A Path to Peace All Our Faiths Can Share, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/book_review6/

British and Muslim, Abdul Hakim Murad http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/british_and_muslim/

British Muslims, Europe and the Holocaust, Yahya Birt http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/british_muslims_europe_and_the_holocaust/

Building Bridges and Interfaith Harmony - India-Pakistan Trip Report, Iftekhar Hai http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/building_bridges_and_interfaith_harmony_india_pakistan_trip_report/

Building Bridges Between Sikhs and Muslims, Yoginder Sikand http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/building_bridges_between_sikhs_and_muslims/

Bridging the Chasm Between Islam and the West, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf http://www.asmasociety.org/perspectives/letter.html

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari, Palestinian non-violent leader http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=177302

John Muhammed Butt - American convert to Islam preaching moderation in Afghanistan and Pakistan http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9369142.stm

Catastrophe in Gaza - How Can the Cycle of Violence Be Stopped?, by Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/catastrophe_in_gaza_how_can_the_cycle_of_violence_be_stopped/

Christian-Muslim Relations, Tarek Mitri, http://www.ncccusa.org/news/02news96a.html

Christian, Muslim Scholars Agree Reconciliation, Conflict Inevitable http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080731/christian-muslim-scholars-agree-reconciliation-conflict-inevitable/index.html

Choosing an Abundant Life, by Jeremy Henzell-Thomas http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/choosing_an_abundant_life/

Civilizational Dialogue and the Islamic World, Seyyed Hossein Nasr http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/civilizational_dialogue_and_the_islamic_world/

CLASH/DIALOGUE OF CIVILIZATIONS - ORIENTALISM - article collection http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/clash_dialogue_of_civilizations_orientalism/

Common Ground Between Islam and Christianity, Charles Nelson, http://www.interfaithdialog.org/Articles/Nelson.pdf

Continuities and Discontinuities in Islamic Perspectives on Cultural Diversity, Sulayman S. Nyang http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/continuities_and_discontinuities_in_islamic_perspectives_on_cultural_divers/0015424

Cultivating an Inner Life for Ourselves, Our Children and Our World, Abdul-Lateef Abdullah http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/cultivating_an_inner_life_for_ourselves_our_children_and_our_world/

Daring to be European Muslims, H. A. Hellyer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/daring_to_be_european_muslims_2/

Deconstructing Neo-Conservative Ideology & Constructing a Faith-Based Future Based on “A Common Word, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/deconstructing_neo_conservative_ideology_constructing_a_faith_based_future_/

Debating Non-Violent Islamism, Marc Lynch (Tariq Ramadan)  http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/06/24/debating_non_violent_islamism

Despite Religious Violence, Egyptian Mosques Calling for Muslim-Christian Unity, H.A. Hellyer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/despite_religious_violence_egyptian_mosques_calling_for_muslim-christi/

Dialogue, a necessary conversation, Ebrahim Rasool http://www.libertymagazine.org/article/articleview/644/1/99/

Dialogigical Relationship Between Christianity and Islam, Hasan Askari, http://www.interfaithdialog.org/Articles/Askarieh.pdf

Dialogue is a Necessity, Jeremy Rifkin, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2002nov_comments.php?id=139_0_16_0_C

Dialogue of Civilizations & The Globalization of Spirit, Kabir Helminski http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/dialogue_of_civilizations_the_globalization_of_spirit/
Dialogue of Civilizations & The Globalization of Spirit, Kabir Helminski http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/dialogue_of_civilizations_the_globalization_of_spirit/

Does Islam Promote Violence?, Dr. Javeed Akhter http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/does_islam_promote_violence/

Egyptian Christians: Strangers in their Native Land!, Aladdin Elaasar http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/egyptian_christians_strangers_in_their_native_land 

Egypt’s non-violent jihad and the lurking military crocodile, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/egypts_non-violent_jihad_and_the_lurking_military_crocodile/

Exploring the Possibility of Hindu-Muslim Dialogue, Kana Mitra, http://www.interfaithdialog.org/Articles/Mitra.pdf

Evil and God’s Chosen, Dr. Nazir Khaja and Rabbi Steven Jacob http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/evil_and_gods_chosen/

Faith in the future: Islam after the Enlightenment, Abdal-Hakim Murad http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/faith_in_the_future_islam_after_the_enlightenment/

First-Ever Interfaith Series to Air on Bridges Television Network ─ American Muslim TV http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/first_ever_interfaith_series_to_air_on_bridges_television_network_american_/

Forecasting the Future of Islam in Europe and in America, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/forecasting_the_future_of_islam_in_europe_and_in_america/

Freedom of Religion in Christian, Buddhist, Sunni, and Shi’a Jurisprudence: The Role of ‘ ‘Ilm al ‘Adl, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/freedom_of_religion_in_christian_buddhist_sunni_and_shia_jurisprudence_the_/

Fundamentals and Fundamentalism: A Parting of the Ways in Islam, Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid
http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/fundamentals_and_fundamentalism_a_parting_of_the_ways_in_islam/

Getting To Know One Another, Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/getting_to_know_one_another/

Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists (Khaled Abou El Fadl), Melanie Colburn http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interview_with_dr_khaled_abou_el_fadl_the_great_theft_wrestling_islam_from/

Great Rabbis of the Muslim Empire, Dr. Ezra Chwat http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/great_rabbis_of_the_muslim_empire/

Healing our Brokenness, Muzammil Siddiqui http://www.crescentlife.com/heal%20the%20world/healing_our_broken-ness.htm

The Heart of Tolerance:  The Prophetic Paradigm Towards Inter-Religious Dialogue, Azam Nizamuddin, Esq.  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_heart_of_tolerance_the_prophetic_paradigm_towards_inter_religious_dialo/

Historic Interfaith Meeting: First World Conference of Imams and Rabbis for Peace http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/historic_interfaith_meeting_first_world_conference_of_imams_and_rabbis_for/

Hope, Not Hate: On the future of Western-Muslim World Relations, Mas’ood Cajee http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hope_not_hate_on_the_future_of_western_muslim_world_relations/

How to Make Interfaith Dialogue More Productive, By Dr. Bahar Bastani http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/how_to_make_interfaith_dialogue_more_productive/

HUDNA
- Hudna:  A Long-Range Islamic Strategy for Conflict Resolution, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_a_long_range_islamic_strategy_for_conflict_resolution/
- Preparing the Way for Hudna, Irfan Husain http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/preparing_the_way_for_hudna/
- Hudna:  Those Who Live by the Sword Shall Die by It, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_those_who_live_by_the_sword_shall_die_by_it/
- Hudna: An Islamic Strategy in the Offing?, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_an_islamic_strategy_in_the_offing/
- Hudna:  A Rationale and Platform for Peaceful Engagement, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_a_rationale_and_platform_for_peaceful_engagement/
- The War Between Israel and the Neo-Cons:  Can Muslims Save the Jews?, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_war_between_israel_and_the_neo_cons/
- Peace through Justice:  A Strategy of Hudna to Eliminate the Iranian Nuclear Bomb, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/peace_through_justice_a_strategy_of_hudna_to_eliminate_the_iranian_nuclear/
- Hudna or Apocalypse: A Tipping Point for Palestine?, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hudna_or_apocalypse_a_tipping_point_for_palestine/ 
- Hamas and Hudna: Keys to Peace in the Holy Land, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/hamas_and_hudna_keys_to_peace_in_the_holy_land/

Human Rights and Tolerance within Islam: Legal, Political, and Spiritual Perspectives, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/human_rights_and_tolerance_within_islam/

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE ISSUES - article collection http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_dialogue_issues/

Interfaith Dialogue:  Arab-Jewish Forum, Dr. Tony Klug http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_dialogue_arab_jewish_forum/

Interfaith Dialogue: Not Just for the Abrahamic Faiths, Iftekhar Hai http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_dialogue_not_just_for_the_abrahamic_faiths/

Interfaith Guidelines on Human Rights, Pluralism, Democracy, and Authority, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_guidelines_on_human_rights_pluralism_democracy_and_authority

Interfaith, not infidel, By Iftekhar Hai http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interfaith_not_infidel/

International attention must be paid to the Palestinian nonviolent movement, Mustafa Barghouthi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/international-attention-must-be-paid-to-the-palestinian-nonviolent-movement

Interview with Lawrence Pintak:  “We Must Be Capable of Dialogue”, Bernhard Hillencamp http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interview_with_lawrence_pintak_we_must_be_capable_of_dialogue/

Interview With Reverend Jack Cory, Christian-Muslim Dialogue Group, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/interview_with_reverend_jack_cory_christian_muslim_dialogue_group_part_i_ii/

Is Peace Possible Between Muslims and Jews?, Shahed Athar http://www.islam-usa.com/Jews.htm

Is Religion Bad For The World?, Hesham Hassaballa http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/is_religion_bad_for_the_world/

Islam and Coexistence: What I Didn’t Say and Missionary Myopia, Dr. Habib Siddiqui http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_and_coexistence_what_i_didnt_say_and_missionary_myopia

Islam and Christianity: Diatribe or Dialogue? Ismail al Faruqi, http://www.interfaithdialog.org/Articles/Al-Faruqi.pdf

Islam and Judaism, Akbar S. Ahmed http://www.islamfortoday.com/akbar01.htm

Islam and Other Religions, Ismail al Faruqi http://saif_w.tripod.com/interfaith/general/islam_and_other_religions.htm

Islam in the West, Dr. Murad Hoffman http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_in_the_west/

Islam, Nonviolence, and Interfaith Relations, M. Mazzahim Mohideen http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_nonviolence_and_interfaith_relations

Islam, Nonviolence & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Khutbah by Imam Khalid Latif (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e91wfqT76Cs

Islam and Nonviolence: Introduction, Chaiwat Satha-Anand (Qader Muheideen) http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_and_nonviolence_introduction/

“Islam and non-violence” seminar in Chennai on April 26, 2010 http://twocircles.net/2010apr20/islam_and_non_violence_seminar_chennai_april_26th.html

Islam and the Question of Violence, Seyyed Hossein Nasr http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_and_the_question_of_violence/0015596

Islam, Violence and Non Violence, Imam A. Rashied Omar http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_violence_and_non_violence/0015597

Islam, Nonviolence, and Women, Khalijah Mohd. Salleh http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_nonviolence_and_women/

Islam, Nonviolence, and National Transformation, Abdurrahman Wahid http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_nonviolence_and_national_transformation/

Islam, Nonviolence, and Global Transformation, Razi Ahmad http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_nonviolence_and_global_transformation/

Islam, Nonviolence, and Social Transformation - Part I, Mamoon-al-Rasheed http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_nonviolence_and_social_transformation/

Islam, the Religion of Peace, Sr. Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_the_religion_of_peace/

ISLAM HAS A SPIRITUAL DIMENSION FOR THE SPIRITUAL PERFECTION OF HUMANITY http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_has_a_spiritual_dimension_for_the_spiritual_perfection_of_humanity/

Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue, Dr. Alexander Berzin http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_buddhist_dialogue/ 

Islamic Pacifism Defined, Arsalan Iftikhar http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_pacifism_defined

Islamic Spirituality in the Modern World: Spiritual Dimensions of Said Nursis Risale-i-Nur, Kamran Mofid, Ph.D. http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_spirituality_in_the_modern_world_spiritual_dimensions_of_said_nursi/

Islamic Spirituality: The Forgotten Revolution, Abdal Hakim Murad http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_spirituality_the_forgotten_revolution/

Islamic Non-Violence: The Legacy of Badshah Khan, Shahed Amanullah http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_non_violence_the_legacy_of_badshah_khan/

Islamic non-violence, Zeeshan Hasan http://sites.google.com/site/liberalislamnet/nonviolence

Islamic Non-Violence,  Rev. Frank W. Carpenter http://uupeacemakers.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=431:islamic&catid=126:eas&Itemid=136

Islamic Sharia and Jewish Halakha Arbitration Courts, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_sharia_and_jewish_halakha_arbitration_courts/

“Islamic Traditions of Peace and Nonviolence: Responding to Contemporary Challenges”, Rumi Foundation Conference http://www.rumiforum.org/conferences/islamic-traditions-of-peace-and-nonviolence.html

Islam’s Forsaken Renaissance, Mahathir bin Mohamad http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islams_forsaken_renaissance/0015426

Jews, Christians, & Muslims: From A Conflicting Past To A Future of Tolerance, Mushfiqur Rahman
http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/jews_christians_muslims_from_a_conflicting_past_to_a_future_of_tolerance/

Jawdat Said and Islam as a Violence-Free Religion, Bashar Humeid http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_as_a_violence_free_religion/0015594

Jesus in the Qur’an: an Akbari Perspective, Reza Shah-Kazemi, http://theamericanmuslim.org/2003jan_comments.php?id=234_0_17_0_C

Jewish-Muslim Dialogue and the Value of Peace, Jacob Bender http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/jewish_muslim_dialogue_and_the_value_of_peace/

Jewish sages on “lesser jihad” and “greater jihad”, Svend White http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/jewish_sages_on_lesser_jihad_and_greater_jihad/

Jews, Christians & Muslims: From A Conflicting Past to a Future of Tolerance, Mushfiqur Rahman, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2002nov_comments.php?id=193_0_16_0_C

Jihad of Tears, Edward Miller, Esq.  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/jihad_of_tears/

Judaism and Islam: Beyond Tolerance, His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/judaism_and_islam_beyond_tolerance/

Khan, Abdul Ghaffar aka Badshah Khan:
-  Peace-Maker from the Heart of Islam, by Tenzin Rigzin http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/khan_abdul_ghaffar_peace_maker_from_the_heart_of_islam/
- Non-violence in Islam, Danish Peace Academy http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/khan_abdal_ghaffar_nonviolence_in_islam/
- Can’t We Be Like Abdul Ghaffar Khan?, by Dr Thomas Michel S.J. http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/khan_abdul_ghaffar_cant_we_be_like_abdul_ghaffar_khan/
- Remembering a Non-Violent Soldier, Dr Fazal-ur-Rahim Marwat http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/khan_abdul_ghaffar_remembering_a_non_violent_soldier
- The forgotten Muslim hero, Chan’ad Bahraini http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/badshah_khan_the_forgotten_muslim_hero/
- Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Islam and non-violence, Ishtiaq Ahmed http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/abdul_ghaffar_khan_islam_and_non-violence/ 
- A Pacifist Uncovered: Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Amitabh Pal http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_pacifist_uncovered_abdul_ghaffar_khan/
- The Abraham Federation: A Non-Violent Strategy of Satyagraha for Jews and Arabs in the Holy Land, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_abraham_federation_a_non_violent_strategy_of_satyagraha_for_jews_and_ar/
- Islamic Non-Violence: The Legacy of Badshah Khan, Shahed Amanullah http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islamic_non_violence_the_legacy_of_badshah_khan/
- Badshah Khan: The forgotten Muslim hero, Chan’ad Bahraini http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/badshah_khan_the_forgotten_muslim_hero/
- Can’t We Be Like Abdul Ghaffar Khan?, Dr Thomas Michel S.J.  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/khan_abdul_ghaffar_cant_we_be_like_abdul_ghaffar_khan/
- Mohandas Gandhi, Abdul Ghaffar Khan, and the Middle East Today, Rajmohan Gandhi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/mohandas_gandhi_abdul_ghaffar_khan_and_the_middle_east_today/
- Muslim Violence, Christian Non-Violence:  People in Glass Houses Should Not Throw Words, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_violence_christian_non_violence_people_in_glass_houses_should_not_th/
- Peace-Maker from the Heart of Islam, Tenzin rigzin http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/khan_abdul_ghaffar_peace_maker_from_the_heart_of_islam/
- Peace Through Justice in the Holy Land: Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s Spiritual Jihad, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/peace_through_justice_in_the_holy_land_the_spiritual_jihad_of_satyagraha/ 
- Remembering a Non-Violent Soldier, Dr Fazal-ur-Rahim Marwat http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/khan_abdul_ghaffar_remembering_a_non_violent_soldier/
- Structure, Chance, and Choice: Abdul Ghaffar Khan and the Khudai Khidmitgars, Damon Lynch http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/structure_chance_and_choice_abdul_ghaffar_khan_and_the_khudai_khidmitgars/ 
- Pioneer of non-violence http://en.qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php/_c-478/_nr-728/i.html

Knowledge, Unity, and Tolerance: The Sufism of Mahmud Shabistari, David Fideler http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/knowledge_unity_and_tolerance_the_sufism_of_mahmud_shabistari/

The Land of Canaan should be a Place of Peace and Reconciliation for all True Religions, Harun Yahya http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_land_of_canaan_should_be_a_place_of_peace_and_reconciliation_for_all_tr/

Lack of Knowledge About “the Other”, Akbar S. Ahmed, http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/03313/237958.stm

Languages of the Heart, Linda Malas, http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/languages_of_the_heart/

Legacy of Abraham, Sheila Musaji, http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_legacy_of_abraham/

Legitimate and Illegitimate Acts of Violence, John Esposito http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/georgetown/2007/07/legitimate_and_illegitimate_ac.html

Let Muslims, Christians unite behind Jesus’ mission, Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/let_muslims_christians_unite_behind_jesus_mission/

Light on horizon for interfaith peace Muslim-Christian dialogue offers hope, Douglas Roche http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/light_on_horizon_for_interfaith_peace_muslim_christian_dialogue_offers_hope

Love for Jesus Can Bring Christians, Muslims Together, Ibrahim Hooper http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/love_for_jesus_can_bring_christians_muslims_together/

Matzoh, Moses and Muslims, Hesham Hassaballa, http://www.mediamonitors.net/heshamahassaballa11.html

Metaphysics of Interfaith Dialogue, Reza Shah-Kazemi, Part I -  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_metaphysics_of_interfaith_dialogue_part_i/

Medieval Philosophical Discourse and Muslim Christian Dialogue, Mehdi Aminrazavi http://www.islamonline.net/iol-english/qadaya/islamic-1/islamic1.asp

Mission of Muslims in America:  A Grand Strategy to Marginalize Extremists, Dr. Robert Dickson Crane http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/mission_of_muslims_in_america_a_grand_strategy_to_marginalize_extremists_pa/

Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Jamal Badawi http://www.messageonline.org/2002febmarch/cover5.htm

Muslim Minorities in Europe, H.A. Hellyer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_minorities_in_europe/

Muslim Scholars Appeal to Christian Scholars for Dialogue and Peace - “A Common Word”, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/unprecedented_plea_from_muslim_to_christian_scholars_on_eve_of_eid/

Muslim Violence, Christian Non-Violence:  People in Glass Houses Should Not Throw Words, Sheila Musaji http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_violence_christian_non_violence_people_in_glass_houses_should_not_th/0015352

Muslims and Buddhists in Asia, Chandra Muzaffar http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_and_buddhists_in_asia/

Muslims and Jews, Sound Vision, http://soundvision.com/info/politics/tipsjewish.asp

Muslims and European Integration, Farish A Noor http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_and_european_integration/

Muslims and Buddhists in Asia, Chandra Muzaffar, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2003jan_comments.php?id=237_0_17_0_C

Muslims & Buddhists in Asia, Chandra Muzaffar,  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_and_buddhists_in_asia/

Muslims and Jews: Let us coexist, Azzam Tamimi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_and_jews_let_us_coexist/

Muslims and Non-Muslims: Can We Work Together for the Good of All? http://soundvision.com/info/million/cooperation.asp

Muslims and the European Right, Sheikh Abdal-Hakim Murad http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_and_the_european_right/

Muslims Engaging the Other and the Humanum, Farid Esack, Part I - http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_engaging_the_other_and_the_humanum_part_i/

Mohandas Gandhi, Abdul Ghaffar Khan, and the Middle East Today, by Rajmohan Gandhi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/mohandas_gandhi_abdul_ghaffar_khan_and_the_middle_east_today/

Muslim Violence, Christian Non-Violence:  People in Glass Houses Should Not Throw Words, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_violence_christian_non_violence_people_in_glass_houses_should_not_th/

MUSLIM VOICES AGAINST TERRORISM (article collection)  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslim_voices_against_terrorism/

Muslims Must Develop an Intolerance for Intolerance, Muqtedar Khan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/muslims_must_develop_an_intolerance_for_intolerance/

Necessity of Interfaith Dialogue, Fethullah Gulen http://www.fethullahgulen.org/articles/interfaith.html

New Perspectives for Jewish-Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Mohammed Arkoun, http://www.interfaithdialog.org/Articles/Arkoun.pdf

“No religion is higher than humanity” - Abdul Sattar Edhi, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/abdul-sattar-edhi

The noblest revenge, Hasan Zillur Rahim http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_noblest_revenge/

Non-Violence and Islam, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/non_violence_and_islam/

Non-violence in the Islamic context, Mohammed Abu-Nimer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/non_violence_in_the_islamic_context/

Non Violence, Violence, Peace, Justice and Change in Islam, Dr. Muqtedar Khan http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/non_violence_violence_peace_justice_and_change_in_islam/0015595

Non-Violence in Islamic Teachings, Imam Muhammad Shirazi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/non_violence_in_islamic_teachings/

Non-Violence is the Alternative, Dr. Aslam Abdullah http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0912-4016

Non-Violent Resistance In Islam http://insideislam.wisc.edu/index.php/archives/7469

North American Muslims Determined to Counter Violence and Terrorism, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/north_american_muslims_determined_to_counter_violence_and_terrorism/

Said Nursi, Muslim advocate of non-violence http://www.thepenmagazine.net/index.php/said-nursi-muslim-advocate-of-non-violence/

On Forgiveness, Dr. Irfan Ahmad Khan http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/on_forgiveness/

On Theories of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/on_theories_of_peace_and_conflict_resolution/

On Holocaust exploiters, deniers, and heroes, Mas’ood Cajee http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/on_holocaust_exploiters_deniers_and_heroes/

On Revisiting Gandhi, Ali Asghar Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/on-revisiting-gandhi

On Theories of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/on_theories_of_peace_and_conflict_resolution/

One God, Many Names, Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/one_god_many_names/

One River, Many Wells, Larry Reimer & Zeeshan Bhatti, http://www.ucgainesville.org/pages/sermons/010930.htm

Oneness of Allah and the Oneness of His Community, Shaikh Ahmed Abdur Rashid, http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_oneness_of_allah_and_the_oneness_of_his_community/

Our common Abrahamic heritage, Javeed Akhter http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/our_common_abrahamic_heritage/

Our Shared Present and Future, Tariq Ramadan, http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/our_shared_present_and_future/

OVERCOMING RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE, by Imam A. Rashied Omar http://www.islamamerica.org/articles.cfm/article_id/81/

Pacifism in Islam http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifism_in_Islam

The Pacifism of Islam, Harun Yahya http://us1.harunyahya.com/Detail/T/EDCRFV/productId/2109/THE_PACIFISM_OF_ISLAM_

Palestine
- An Appeal For a Non-Violent Global Resistance Movement, Tariq Ramadan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/palestine_an_appeal_for_a_non_violent_global_resistance_movement/ 
- Palestinian Nonviolence: Would It Work?, by Marty Jezer http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0531-06.htm
- Palestine: a History of Nonviolence, Adam Gallagher http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/06/07/palestine-history-of-nonviolence/b7hw
- Here comes your non-violent resistance http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/05/israel_and_palestine_0
- Nonviolent resistance in Palestine, Patrick O’Connor http://www.ifamericansknew.org/media/nonviolent.html
- Five Broken Cameras - Can Palestinian non-violent resistance make it into Israel’s education system? http://972mag.com/can-palestinian-non-violent-resistance-make-it-into-israels-education-system/63266/
- A New Non-Violent Palestinian Anti-Israel Movement Emerges, Ahmed Azem http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/03/palestine-non-violent-movement-emerges.html#
- The changing face of Palestinian resistance http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/the-changing-face-of-palestinian-resistance/
- The Rise Of Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance: A Conversation With Mustafa Barghouti http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/07/the-rise-of-palestinian-non-violent-resistance-a-conversation-with-mustafa-barghouti.html
- Popular resistance in Palestine: Refusing to be enemies, Mazin B. Qumsiyeh / Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta http://mepc.org/journal/middle-east-policy-archives/popular-resistance-palestine-refusing-be-enemies
- Active Nonviolence in Palestine and Israel http://www.peaceworkersus.org/active-nonviolence-in-palestine-and-israel/
- Repression of Non-Violent Protest in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Case Study on the village of al-Nabi Saleh http://www.alhaq.org/publications/publications-index/item/repression-of-non-violent-protest-in-the-occupied-palestinian-territory-case-study-on-the-village-of-al-nabi-saleh
- Israel’s Reaction to Palestinian Nonviolence Threatens Israeli Democracy, Joseph Dana http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/2368:israel%E2%80%99s-reaction-to-palestinian-nonviolence-threatens-israeli-democracy
- Palestinian Nonviolence: Muslims, Not Christians, Are the Leaders, Sami Awad http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sami-awad/palestinian-nonviolence-c_b_905095.html
- Non violent actions against the occupation http://www.imemc.org/newswire/nonviolentaction
- An Israeli in awe of a Palestinian act of non-violence, Bradley Burston http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-in-hell/an-israeli-in-awe-of-a-palestinian-act-of-non-violence.premium-1.494057
- The Christian family refusing to give up its Bethlehem hill farm http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27883685
- Israel fears Palestinian Non-violence, Rami Khouri http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2011/May-18/138913-israel-fears-palestinian-nonviolence.ashx#axzz37LyX12Uc
- Pursuing Non-Violent Protest in Palestine http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profiles/blogs/pursuing-non-violent-protest-in-palestine#.U8KEnptfU1E
- Palestinian Hunger Strike: “Either I Go Home – Or I Go in a Plastic Bag” http://iwps.info/2014/05/21/palestinian-hunger-strike-2014/#sthash.1uvlWsFN.dpuf
- The Palestinians Who Are Channeling Rage Into Nonviolent Resistance, Bethan Staton http://inthesetimes.com/article/16907/refusing_vience_in_palestine
- Dead Young Men in Mississippi, Israel, and Palestine: Spirals of Violence and Nonviolence, Rabbi Michael Lerner http://newamericamedia.org/2014/07/dead-young-men-in-mississippi-israel-and-palestine-spirals-of-violence-and-nonviolence.php
- Despite Crackdown, Palestinians Organize for Long-Term Peace, Bethan Staton http://truth-out.org/news/item/24853-despite-crackdown-palestinians-organize-for-long-term-peace

Peace and Islam: a bibliography http://www.nonviolenceinternational.net/wiki/index.php/Regional

Peace in a Plural Society, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/peace_in_a_plural_society/

The Peace of Abraham, Hagar, & Sarah: Sharing Sacred Seasons This Fall, Tent of Abraham http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_peace_of_abraham_hagar_sarah_sharing_sacred_seasons_this_fall

Peace Through Justice in the Holy Land: Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s Spiritual Jihad, by Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/peace_through_justice_in_the_holy_land_the_spiritual_jihad_of_satyagraha/

Peace Between Religions, Syed Hashim Ali,  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/peace_between_religions/ 

People of Faith Must Be Bridge Builders, Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/people_of_faith_must_be_bridge_builders/

People of the Book & the Muslims, Harun Yahya, http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/people_of_the_book_the_muslims_the_natural_alliance_between_christianity_ju/ 

Pilgrimage for Peace - From Ayodhya to Ajmer, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/pilgrimage_for_peace_from_ayodhya_to_ajmer/

The Place of Tolerance in Islam: On Reading the Qur’an - and Misreading It, Khaled Abou El Fadl, Ph.D. http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_place_of_tolerance_in_islam_on_reading_the_quran_and_misreading_it/

Profile of Jawdat Said: Islam as a Violence-Free Religion, Bashar Humeid http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/profile-of-jawdat-said-islam-as-a-violence-free-religion

Prophet Muhammad’s Charter to the Monks of St. Catherine’s Monastery http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/prophet_muhammads_charter_to_the_monks_of_st_catherines_monastery/

Professor Muriel Walker: An Interfaith Hero, by Sheharyar Shaikh http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/professor_muriel_walker_an_interfaith_hero/

Progress in Inter-religious Dialogue, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan,  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/progress_in_inter_religious_dialogue/ 

Pseudo-Religiosity is Leading Human Civilization to Commit Suicide, Irfan Ahmad Khan, Ph.D.http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/pseudo_religiosity_is_leading_human_civilization_to_commit_suicide/

Putting Christian-Muslim Dialogue to the Test, Aiman Mazyek http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/putting_christian_muslim_dialogue_to_the_test/

Qalaba: The Turning of the Heart, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/qalaba_the_turning_of_the_heart/

Qur’an & Hadith Against Extremism http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/quranic_verses_against_extremism/  and Sound Hadith on Nonviolence, Peace, and Justice, Compiled by Dr. M. Hafiz Syed, Edited by Kabir Helminski http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_collection_of_sound_hadith_on_nonviolence_peace_and_justice/ 

Reflections on the Meeting Between Catholics and Muslims At the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Abdal Hakim Murad http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/reflections_on_the_meeting_between_catholics_and_muslims_at_the_pontifical_/

Re-Imagining Sikh-Muslim Relations in the Light of the Life of Baba Nanak, Yoginder Sikand http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/re_imagining_sikh_muslim_relations_in_the_light_of_the_life_of_baba_nanak/

Religion, A Source of Conflict or a Resource for Peace in South Asia?, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/religion_a_source_of_conflict_or_a_resource_for_peace_in_south_asia/

Religion and violence: another look at Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, Hussein Ibish http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/religion_and_violence_another_look_at_islamophobia_and_anti-semitism/ 
 
Religion, Peace Dialogue: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan’s Search for a Relevant Islamic Theology, Yoginder Sikand http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/religion_peace_dialogue_maulana_wahiduddin_khans_search_for_a_relevant_isla

Religious Tribalism: A Major Obstacle to Peace through Justice, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/religious_tribalism_a_major_obstacle_to_peace_through_justice/ 

The Role of People of Conscience in Cultivating Peace and Preventing Human Rights Abuse, Abukar Arman http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_role_of_people_of_conscience_in_cultivating_peace_and_preventing_human_/

Roots of Misconception: From the Middle Ages through the Modern Period: The European Discovery of Islam, Ibrahim Kalin http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/roots_of_misconception_from_the_middle_ages_through_the_modern_period_the_e/

Rumi:  “Wherever you turn …” , Waliya Inayat Perkins http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/rumi_wherever_you_turn/

Rumi’s Language of the Soul & Humanity’s Defining Moment, Kabir Helminski http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/rumis_langauge_of_the_soul_humanitys_defining_moment/

Sacrifice of Abraham, Tariq Ramadan, http://max211.free.fr/articles/anglais/articles-abraham.htm

The Season for Non-Violence, Narjis Pierre http://www.nuradeen.com/contributions/narjis-pierre/the-season-for-non-violence/

Setting the Agenda of Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Tarek Mitri http://www.islamonline.net/english/Contemporary/2002/05/Article5.shtml

Seven Pillars of Tolerance in Islam, Fahmi Howeidi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/seven_pillars_of_tolerance/

“So That You May Know One Another”: The Role of People of Faith in the 21st Century, Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/so_that_you_may_know_one_another_the_role_of_people_of_faith_in_the_21st_ce/

SONAD: Muslims and Christians united for peace in Sudan http://habitusnetwork.org/country-reports/muslims-and-christians-united-for-nonviolence-in-sudan.html

Sound Hadith on Nonviolence, Peace, and Justice, Compiled by Dr. M. Hafiz Syed, Edited by Kabir Helminski http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/a_collection_of_sound_hadith_on_nonviolence_peace_and_justice/

The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_spirit_of_tolerance_in_islam/

SPIRITUALITY COLLOQUIUM:  The Nature of Evil http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/spirituality_colloquium_the_nature_of_evil/

Structure, Chance, and Choice: Abdul Ghaffar Khan and the Khudai Khidmitgars, by Damon Lynch http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/structure_chance_and_choice_abdul_ghaffar_khan_and_the_khudai_khidmitgars/

The Sufi Approach to Islam, Spiritual Healing and World Peace, Ali Ansari http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_sufi_approach_to_islam_spiritual_healing_and_world_peace/

Sufism & The Eleventh Hour, Kabir Helminski http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/sufism_the_eleventh_hour/

Supporting Nonviolence in Islam, Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-sayeed-phd/100-muslim-leaders-suppor_b_846959.html

The Taliban and Nonviolence? It Happened Before: Transformative Love, Renewing Islam, Nicholas Patler http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2011/2/article69.htm 

That Muslims and Jews Coexist Is Not an Option - It Is An Imperative, Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal
http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/that_muslims_and_jews_coexist_is_not_an_option_it_is_an_imperative/

Their Children Are Our Children, Robert Silvey http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/their_children_are_our_children/

Terrorism or Dialogue and Justice?, Kamran Mofid http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/terrorism_or_dialogue_and_justice/

Terrorism, Jihad, and the Struggle for New Understandings, Dr. Antony T. Sullivan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/terrorism_terrorism_jihad_and_the_struggle_for_new_understandings/

That Muslims and Jews Coexist Is Not an Option - It Is An Imperative, Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/that_muslims_and_jews_coexist_is_not_an_option_it_is_an_imperative/

There is no room for violence in Islam   http://www.spotlightofpeace.com/islam-and-peace/there-is-no-room-for-violence-in-islam/

To Win, Palestinians Must Adopt a Nonviolent Strategy, by Mubarak Awad http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0412-06.htm

Treating Christmas With Respect, Abdul Malik Mujahid, http://www.soundvision.com/info/christmas/ctreat.asp

Trinity - a Muslim Perspective, Abdal-Hakim Murad, http://www.islamfortoday.com/murad03.htm

The Truth About Islam: An Alternate View, Andrew Morris http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_truth_about_islam_an_alternate_view/

Turning Our Anguish Into Solidarity, Imam A. Rashied Omar, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2002nov_comments.php?id=199_0_16_0_C

Update on “A Common Word Between Us and You” An Appeal From Muslim Scholars For Dialogue and Peace, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/update_on_a_common_word_between_us_and_you_an_appeal_from_muslim_scholars_f/

The Use and Abuse of Scriptures, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_use_and_abuse_of_scriptures/

Values of Peacebuilding and Nonviolence in Islam: Ideals and Reality, Mohammed Abu-Nimer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/values_of_peacebuilding_and_nonviolence_in_islam_ideals_and_reality/

Violence And Non-Violence In Islam: Jihadi, Just-War, and Active Non-Violence,  Mohammad Iqbal Ahnaf   http://www.futureislam.com/20050701/insight/Md_Iqbal_Ahnaf/Violence_and_Non-Violence_In_Islam.asp

Violence Extinguishes the Light of Islam, Dr. Hesham Hassaballa http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/violence_extinguishes_the_light_of_islam/

Violence is never an acceptable answer to provocation, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/violence-is-never-an-acceptable-answer-to-provocation

Walk like an Egyptian, Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/walk_like_an_egyptian/

We Are All A Part Of It - Responding To Hate, Imam Abdullah Antepli http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/we-are-all-a-part-of-it-responding-to-hate

We must love others to be loved by God, Dr. Shahid Athar http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/we_must_love_others_to_be_loved_by_god/

What is a Truly Universal Spirituality?, Shaykh Kabir Helminski http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/what_is_a_truly_universal_spirituality/

What is the Contribution of Religions Toward Peace?, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/spirituality_what_is_the_contribution_of_religions_toward_peace/

What the Muslim world can teach us about non-violence, Randell Amster http://www.truth-out.org/what-muslim-world-can-teach-us-about-nonviolence56684

What Would Muhammad Do (WWMD), Dr. Hesham Hassaballa http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/what_would_muhammad_do_wwmd

Whither Muslims?,  Aslam Abdullah http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/whither_muslims/

Wikipedia, Prophet Muhammad, and Muslims in need of Islam 101, Sheila Musaji http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/wikipedia_prophet_muhammad_and_muslims_in_need_of_islam_101/


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ORGANIZATIONS:

American Muslim Interactive Network http://www.amindc.org/
American Muslim Peace Initiative http://www.american-peace.org/
Inner City Muslim Action Network http://www.imancentral.org/
Islamic Movement for Non-Violence http://www.islamnon-violence.org/
Muslim Peace Fellowship http://mpf21.wordpress.com/

and, Muslims are active in many interfaith peace groups http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/tam/linkcategory/C138/

 


SEE ALSO:

Question:  Where are the Muslim voices?
Answer:  They are listed here!

We began this section in 2001 and it has expanded to become a relatively comprehensive resource.  This is all completed by volunteer effort, and if you would like to help with the research needed to make this even more comrehensive and useful, please contact the editor.

This resource of The American Muslim has received positive mention in the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University’s recently released report on internet-facilitated radicalization entitled:  ”NETworked Radicalization: A Counter-Strategy”.   It is also listed as a resource on many other sites, and the new logo has already been picked up by 15 sites.  We hope that many more will do this, and that all the organizations working on related projects will be able to connect and work cooperatively.

One hand clapping cannot make enough noise to drown out the extremists, but all of us together can make enough noise to be heard around the world.

AMERICAN MUSLIM RESOURCES (collections of articles and references which are updated regularly)

MUSLIMS DENOUNCE TERRORISM  Simply click on this logo on the homepage to go to a lengthy collection of Muslim denunciations of terrorism, extremism, and violence.
- Qur’an & Hadith against extremism  (see also power point presentations)
- Part I Fatwas and formal statements by Muslim scholars and organizations.
- Statements by Organizations (has now been included in Part I)
- Part III Statements and Articles by Individuals (see also power point presentations)
- Part IV A Few Quotes A-K, and A Few Quotes L-Z
- Part V The Muslim Majority Who Don’t Get Publicity (see also power point presentation)
- Muslims and Arabs in the U.S. Military
- Selective Hearing of Muslim Voices Against Extremism
- Sunni Shia Unity Resource - collection of articles
- Muslim Voices Promoting Islamic Non Violent Solutions


And all of The American Muslim Resources - article collections http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/american_muslim_resources_collections_of_articles_and_references/


Originally posted January 2005


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