AQA Religious Studies B - War and Peace

Religious teachings and quotes for war and peace

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People who try to make peace are closer to God

You have to do everything necessary to wipe out evil

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"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God"

"Thus says the Lord...kill both man and woman, infant and suckling"

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Being truthful and protesting peacefully is seen as greater by Allah than taking military action

You are permitted to punish someone equally to what they have done (e.g a life for a life) however, if you forgive instead your reward with come from Allah

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"The most excellent jihad is to speak the truth in the face of a tyrannical ruler"

"The reward for an injury is an equal injury back, however if a person forgives instead his reward will come from God"

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If peaceful means of settling conflict do not work, then it is right to go to war

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"If all efforts to restore peace prove is right to draw the sword"

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Saalim Gharda


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