Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that peace, which is always desirable for its own sake, has been vital to human progress in every age. He presents this book, The Ideology of Peace, as a gift to the new generation from a peace-loving person. It attempts to present a complete ideology of life based on peace, which can be summed up in these words: Peace is not an option: it is our destiny. The writer's aim is to present peace in the form of a complete ideology—an ideology that awakens human consciousness; that provides the answer to all life’s problems in terms of peace; that describes the crucial importance of peace, right from the individual to the international level. In essence, peace is not an option: it is our destiny. The book, further, offers a peaceful solution to the terrorism menace and helps people understand the concept of peace in Islam.