ENGLISH: Warm and Cold Sources of Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Abrahamic/Semitic Traditions

  • Syeda Hoor ul Ain University of Peshawar
  • Prof. Dr. Rashid Ahmad SZIC, University of Peshawar
Keywords: Abrahamic/Semitic, Conflict, Conflict Resolution,


All the three Abrahamic religions are considered as the monotheistic sources of violence around the globe. The Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments are criticized for encouraging radical religiosity, chauvinism and othering leading to violence in the name of religion while the Quran is blamed for promoting highly political religion which encourages violence in the name of Jihad. Both the militant movements affiliated to these religions and their leftist critics cherry-pick the verses of these holy books and demonstrate them as the religious grounds of radicalism leading to violent extremism. The current endeavor highlights such “warm” sources from the main religious books of these religions which can be/are used to promote violence and become sources of conflicts. It is opined that such sources are highly contextual, and not meant to be generalized in every situation. On the other hand, “cold” sources from these religious books are also unearthed as the timeless teachings of these religions which are both eternal and meant to be propagated to general public for the nurturing the society on peaceful and cooperative grounds so that they avoid conflicts in the first place and even if conflicts do arise, resolve them nobly.

Author Biographies

Syeda Hoor ul Ain, University of Peshawar

Ph.D Scholar,  Shaykh Zayed Islamic Center

Prof. Dr. Rashid Ahmad, SZIC, University of Peshawar


How to Cite
Syeda Hoor ul Ain, & Prof. Dr. Rashid Ahmad. (2021). ENGLISH: Warm and Cold Sources of Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Abrahamic/Semitic Traditions. Rahat-Ul-Quloob, 5(2), 134-157. https://doi.org/10.51411/rahat.5.2.2021/360