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    Posted: 09 May 2008 at 12:28pm
I would care to understand this terms from an islamic perspective.

The abode of peace.

I have heard it refers to the first heaven, as well I have heard it refers to a muslim land.

Which is correct. Why are muslim lands called lands of peace?

Why are they compared to the first heaven?
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Algebra,
 
Darus-Salam & Darul-Amaan or Darul-Aman are inter-changeable Islamic Fiqh terms which literrally mean "Land of Peace" and it doesn't necessarily refer to Land of Islam.
 
As a matter of fact any place where Muslims can "Live in Peace" is called Darul-Amaan...This term is used in Fiqh of Imam Abu Haneefa (RA) one of the earliest theologians of Islam and specifically used where Muslims live under Non-Muslim rule i.e. as long as Muslims are free to practise their religion.
 
Islam fosters living in Peace & Harmony and as a matter there can be times when a land governed by Muslim may not be Darus-Salam & Darul-Amaan or Darul-Aman.
 
Darul-Islam (Land of Islam) is referred to as an Islamic State.
 
Scholars have greatly differed on this matter.
 
 
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What about it meaning the name of the first level of heaven?

Does someone passing in front of you when praying nullify the prayer?

I picked that up on a blog i read, i was just wondering about the validity of such a statement.
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In The Qur'an, Dar Al-Salam (The Abode of Peace) is Paradise, which is mentioned twice in these verses:
 
(And Allah invites to the Home of Peace  [i.e. Paradise] and guides whom He wills to a straight path)
 
(10:25)
 
(For them will be the Home of Peace [i.e. Paradise] with their Lord. And He will be their protecting friend because of what they used to do)
 
(6:127)
 
 
 
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So does that mean that muslim lands were compared to the first level of heaven, historically?
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Originally posted by Muadh_Khan

Algebra,

You have been busy reading UnIslamic sites :)
 


There is no need to be that defensive, it was the blog of a very believing muslim, I assure you.

In fact one could refer to that particular muslim as a "salafi"
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The word salam means 'peace', but in an abstract sense, so its political meaning in Dar As-Salam is that the government of such lands does not persecute the practise of Islam. The phrase isn't meant to compare Muslims lands with the first level of Paradise; which is also called Dar As-Salam as a description of the spiritual peace the believers will be rewarded with there.

Passing in front of someone while they are praying does not nullify their prayer, but it's distracting and often considered rude.
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The discussion about whether walking in front of someone nullifies their prayer has been moved to this thread: http://www.whyislam.org/Forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=22682
 
Kindly continue the discussion there, and leave this thread for the discussion of the term "Dar al salam".
 
 
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Originally posted by algebra

Originally posted by Muadh_Khan

Algebra,

You have been busy reading UnIslamic sites :)
 


There is no need to be that defensive, it was the blog of a very believing muslim, I assure you.

In fact one could refer to that particular muslim as a "salafi"
 
 
I wasnt being defensive, just being cheeky...
 
:)
 
All Muslims are by definition "Salafi" but thats a different debate all together.
 
 
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