Why Are We Lacking Peace On Earth?

The significance conversation took place between God and Angels at the creation of Adam AS, Qur’an highlights the details : “And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority.” They said, “Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You”? God said, “Indeed, I know that which you do not know”. (Quran 2:30)

When God created Adam for earth the angels humbly asked God that they would make bloodshed on earth as Angels had prior knowledge from their experience of what happened with the community of the Jinns (who were created before mankind when they were entrusted with similar powers, and a free will to choose between the good and the evil) that’s the reason to inquire about it, but Allah responded saying He knows the unseen. The prediction of the angels was right that man would create bloodshed on earth.

As we humans are Vicegerent of God so we must remember that this earth are ruled by His laws not by us. We are sent in this world as his representative e.g if board of school director appoints someone as a principal then it is obvious that he/she must follow school ordinance not the rule which suit his/her. Same way, we are sent on this earth by our creator so we have to follow His commands to live peacefully on this earth.

Moreover, Human being have been blessed with the power of free will and free choice, if he creates mischief on earth then he will be punished and if he lives peacefully and benefits other then will be rewarded while the angels only acknowledge the good, but God preferred for humans the highest level of conciousess and awareness more than any creation. A creation which can mould and shape realities by making choices. And hence for them to justly proceed, they had to be acknowledged of all the dimensions and potential our human body and soul are capable of.

Similarly medical students are provided proper guidance of anatomy and scissors then in the future he/she will become the life saver not life taker. As matter of fact God has sent us in this world with His guidance and law..conversely we follow our own desire, our own judgement and our own deductions. It shows as if we are the sole authorities, we know everything, we are independent while this life which we are living will be ended one day, our return to God then we have to answer about all our deeds, how terrifying it would be! How we lived the whole life on earth?

“The son of Adam will not be dismissed from his Lord on the Day of Resurrection until he is questioned about five issues: his life and how he lived it, his youth and how he used it, his wealth and how he earned it and he spent it, and how he acted on his knowledge.” (Muslim)

The Quran not only predicts the major challenges of our age, it also reveals why human efforts have not produced peace. Quran gives the solution to the humanity as well explains the way to peace and how to attain peace on earth. It demands surrender your will to the creator, obey and live by the laws of God. God’s guidance should be followed if we want true peace on earth then establish His law. God clearly says in the Quran while sending down Adam that follow my guidance as follows;

” We said, ‘ Go down from it, all of you. And when guidance comes to you from Me, whosoever follows My guidance -there will no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve”. (Quran 2 : 38)

God sends us to this world with clear instructions that we are representative of God in this world, thus we have to follow God’s guidance to have the perfect system in all walk of life. God also warns us from our archenemy satan, the deceiver, who always try to misguide us in various ways (practically gave the demonstration). If we lead our lives as per our desire will definitely bring more chaos and trouble. Freedom does not mean following one’s own impulses and cravings, satisfying animalistic urges, spreading doubts or confusion, stirring up trouble, freedom means true submission to God and acknowledgement of the Lordship of Allah.

As God is the best planner. For e.g a child may feel like touching fire but the mother advises him not to even go near it, but the child assumes the fire as a flower and touches it and gets hurt. The same thing is happening with us too. Though God has not left the concept of evil and good on people to decide by themselves, the guideline and benchmark has been set by God. But we ignore going against His laws, inviting troubles. The same thing is happening with us, Not following His guidance is the cause and prime reason of all agitation, we all can witness it, there is increase in violence and agitation throughout the world.

Peace on earth would certainly prevail if humanity follow the Creator’s Charter. Quran guarantees peace if implemented with all its law on earth and it also shows the way how to implement it. Only the creator can give such a marvellous solution to mankind which beneficial for the whole Humanity. Hence we have to make utmost use of our potential and proceed with life the way God has ordained for us and experience the majesty of God and how He has created life for us to experience His might and all dimensions of God’s power and His greatness.

God who is all-wise and all-knowledgable who has made the man noblest in creation to whom He has entrusted the guardianship of all that is on earth, and God knows man can do everything if man use his intelligent, reasons and ability to act upon it. God has given humans a soul from unto him which is pure and is intuitive to what is humane or what’s right and wrong. God has given man the gift of choice to make and power to further what reality they want to create and build.

God promised that even though the access of evil and wrong will be used by humans, but God only wanted to see and select those who would perceive what is evil and then make the choice for goodness, that was the purpose. So even though we see bloodshed and evil in the world, which will not end, this is our opportunity to cease what is wrong and manifest goodness and piety as much as we can. To enable us to perceive the marvel of the human mind, reasoning and soul, which God has given us.

God says in the Holy Quran in “…those who oppress men and wrongly rebel in the earth, for such there will be painful torment.” (Quran 42 : 42) – In the present scenarios, the promise of God is our only hope.


SZ Shaikh

SZ Shaikh

You can't change someone's behaviour, all you can do is remind them, and hpoe that God will change their heart.

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Mariam Naveed · March 5, 2018 at 2:59 am

Deep…true are the sayings of the savior of Mankind…Peace be upon him.

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