Madina Seminary’s Center for Non-Violence and Peace Studies is proud to present a free public lecture on, “Non-violence: A Fundamental Principle” with founding director, Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Al-Ninowy. Join us as we discuss the concept of non-violence and how it is a fundamental principle in Islam. The Madinan concept of non-violence can be traced back to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Al-Ninowy will be going over the concept of non-violence and explaining a collection of Prophetic nonviolence and peace methods and practices that benefited Madina greatly. These concepts, methods, and practices are in need today. Register now and secure your spot, seating is limited!
About the Center for Non-violence and Peace Studies:
The Center for Non-violence and Peace Studies is an integral part of Madina Seminary, a premier destination for Islamic education in which Muslims from all backgrounds can engage traditional Islamic teachings in a healthy and tolerant environment. The primary goal of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is to continue the Madinan School of Nonviolence and Peace as laid down in the Prophetic example, and to challenge global extremism, in both its violent and nonviolent forms.
The concept of nonviolence can be traced back to the very first human beings on earth; Adam and his immediate children; Abel and Cain. Abel’s refusal to retaliate against Cain, and his insistence that those who fear God would never allow envy to cause them to harm another human being, serves as a powerful example and reminder of the importance placed upon nonviolence in Islam. Throughout human history, prophets, saints, reformers, and activists have continued the path of nonviolence. Jesus son of Mary, Prophet Muhammad, al-Husayn bin Ali, Abu Hanifah, Shafi’i, and others have provided a wealth of information and their examples of nonviolence continue to guide us today and is the frame of the Madinan School of Nonviolence.