Monday, May 17, 2010

Guarantees of Peace

"If Allah had pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you: therefore, if they withdraw from you but fight you not, and (instead) send you (guarantees of) peace, then Allah hath opened no way for you (to war against them)."- Quran

I am interested in this notion of guaranteed peace. It is a wonderful concept. It would be wonderful if everyone had a guarantee of peace. War is always an absurd solution to conflict and difficulties. To plan a conflict to end a conflict, is an insane avenue to travel. If war was removed as a possibility, people would find a better way. They would find a resolution. There is always a flawed argument that you can hear from both sides; wars are needed because 'they' want war and 'they' wont let us live in peace.