The Age of Peace

The purpose of the book, The Age of Peace is to re-engineer the minds of those who think in terms of violence. According to its author, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, the book has a twofold target: first to help those who are engaged in violence realize that the present age is an age of peace. The changes brought about over several hundred years have ushered in an age in which one can attain through completely peaceful means what one could have achieved earlier only through war and confrontation.

Uniform Civil Code

In Uniform Civil Code Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that a common code is in no way related to uniformity or national unity. Even those who follow the same civil code have regularly fought with one another. In reality, the uniform civil code is an impracticable dream. Evidence to support this view exists in the Constitution itself, if we compare Articles 44 and 371-A. Law is not superior to any other social convention created by men. Human law too has its limitations. After a certain point its grip on human society vanishes.

Islam and World Peace

Lucidly written and expansive in scope, the book Islam and World Peace by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan clears up the misunderstandings that abound on the subject of Islamic teachings about peace and war. It clearly states the authentic position on these matters, which is that Islam is a completely peaceful religion. In Islam, peace is the general rule or norm, and war is only an exception. Of the various names or attributes of God mentioned in the Quran, one is As-Salam, or ‘The Source of Peace’. That is to say, God is Peace. Islam’s mission centres on tawhid, the oneness of God.

What is Islam?

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains that everything in the universe—the sun, the moon, the stars— have all completely subjugated themselves to God’s will; they cannot make the slightest deviation from the path He has ordained for them. Similarly, all other elements in nature function in obedience to the laws of nature laid down for them by the Creator. The entire universe has surrendered to God, the Lord of the Universe. But there is a difference between the status of man and that of the physical world.