A Brief Analysis Of Rising Secuirity Issues And Their Solutions In The Light Of Peaceful Teachings Of Sufism

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Dr. Muhamad Zaffar Iqbal Saeedi , Hafiz sajid yaqoob , Dr Arif Mateen , Dr Razia Shabana , Dr. Majid Rashid , Fatima Javed , Nasreen Akhtar, Sadia Riaz


Our world is witnessing the enormous tremendous security challenges. World has beheld and bore the expansion in the magnitude and diversity of security challenges with the rise and easy access of technology. Major challenges are arising in the spheres of economic security, energy security, physical security, environmental security, food security, border security, and cyber security are indicating a greater shift in human mind and conscience. Terrorism and fundamentalism leading to extremism, resulting intolerance and impatience in society, and frail situation of law and order have posed serious threat to the social peace and development. Poverty and injustice have added woes to this misery and many social issues have gained birth and momentum due to it. These all are creating a situation that poses serious threat to the peace and security of society and environment; thereby jeopardizes the very existence of human beings. Islam has been a supreme code of conduct for all those who have approached Islam to find guidance regarding any field of life. Sufism is a mystical Islam which stresses on the spiritual aspects and the purification of inner world of a man. Basically, it is a religious and spiritual path, yet Sufism also offers practical solutions to contemporary issues, including security challenges. In this time of great turmoil and confusion, Sufism has stepped forwarded to development of love, compassion, and tolerance towards all individuals, regardless of their identity, background or beliefs. Cultivation of culture of love and respect can reduce tensions and foster coexistence between various groups, thereby culminating the risk of violence. Inner calmness and tranquility are essential for living a meaningful life. Sufism proves its role by helping reducing the stress and anxiety. Sufism encourages individuals to exercise self-reflection and introspection for an in depth comprehension of one's own beliefs and values. This can promote greater empathy and understanding towards others, which can reduce the risk of violence and conflict. Emphasizing justice and equality: Sufism nurture greater empathy and understanding towards others and places a strong emphasis on justice and equality to address the social and economic inequalities. Main teachings of Sufism lie in loving and forgiving others that is pivotal to healing and moving forward from conflict. By harboring forgiveness, tolerance and reconciliation, risk of revenge and retaliation can be reduced to greater extend. Aforementioned all steps will help to achieve a society of sustainable peace and development.

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