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An Islamic Guide for Peaceful Reconciliation (Sulhu) and Realistic Alternatives to Violence (RAV) in Managing Grievances

PEACEFUL PATHWAYS

<br><br><br><br>An Islamic Guide for Peaceful Reconciliation (Sulhu) and Realistic Alternatives to Violence (RAV) in Managing Grievances

Peaceful Pathways dissects the multifaceted issue of grievances, conflicts, and the drivers of extremism while noting the costs associated with insurgency and violent approaches to reform or grievance resolution. It underscores the urgency of finding viable alternatives to these destructive paths. It thus examines Islamic approaches to conflict resolution, emphasizing the principles of mediation, arbitration, and reconciliation within Islamic law. It particularly highlights "Sulb" , the Islamic tradition of peaceful dispute resolution, as an invaluable tool in fostering conciliation.

These principles, deeply rooted in Islamic teachings, offer a powerful framework for healing and reconciliation. It also examines the crucial role that Muslim scholars and religious actors play in building resilience against violent extremism through realistic alternatives, acting as intermediaries between conflicting parties, and drawing upon Islamic traditions to promote peaceful resolutions. It also advocates a proactive approach to empowering communities to address grievances and provides tools and strategies to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to engage constructively in their communities. It explores various tracks and non-violent approaches to addressing corruption and grievances, thus offering practical alternatives to violent or confrontational methods.

Throughout the book, discussion questions are provided to encourage critical reflection and engagement with the material while stimulating thought-provoking conversations on the broader implications and applications of these ideas.