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Peace [Supplement 2016]
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Peace (al-salām) plays an important role in the Qurʾān and in Muslim life; it is on the lips of every Muslim in ordinary greeting, and remains central to today in mentioning the Prophet, i.e., Allah bless him and grant him peace. As a term and a concept it is most commonly paired with religious warfare, commonly termed jihād. This is unfortunate, since both the word “peace” and related cognates from the Arabic root s-l-m reflect a semantic field of considerable depth and sophistication. Indeed, much of the designation and language of the Qurʾān is of a similar compl…

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Earle H. Waugh, “Peace [Supplement 2016]”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_050520>
First published online: 2016

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