The approach to non-violence and peace-building outlined in this book is based on the Quran and the life of the Prophet Muhammad . It draws lessons from these sources that can be applied to efforts to negotiate differences and conflicts at all levels—from between individuals to between communities and entire countries.
The central focus of the book is on conflict-prevention. After all, if conflicts are prevented at the very outset, violence can be done away with. Amicably negotiating differences before they degenerate into a conflict is, the author suggests, the most sensible way for us to handle conflicts.