Conflict Resolution Forms in the Life of Prophet Muhammad

By Recep Dogan.

Published by The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

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The purpose of this study is to examine the life and leadership skills of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to discover conflict resolution forms that may offer solutions to contemporary global problems and challenges faced by the world’s nations. This essay also aims to contribute to world peace and interfaith dialogues by illustrating the exemplary character of this persona, which little is known about outside the Islamic sphere. Particular attention is paid to the key attributes a successful leader must possess and examples from the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) are given. From the evidence available to us, it is clear that he showed great respect for other faiths, cultures, and ideas; even when he didn’t agree with particular opinions, he listened with tolerance and care. He served the truth and opposed that which was untruthful and life-destroying, such as self-destructive habits, addictions, and immorality. It is concluded that one of the greatest legacies of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is his respect for people of other religions, cultures, and ethnicities and an appreciation of the dignity of all living beings irrespective of their gender, race, or societal status.

Keywords: Tolerance, Dialogue, Interfaith, Respect, Islam, Prophet Muhammad, Globalization, Conflict Resolution, Leader, Religion, Peace, World Peace, Faith

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 4, Issue 2, August 2014, pp.9-19. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 3, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 344.685KB)).

Dr. Recep Dogan

Lecturer, Islamic Studies, Centre for Islamic Sciences & Civilization (CISAC), Sydney, NSW, Australia