Peace is a state where a person doesn’t have depression or stress. It doesn’t mean that People who don’t have any worries about their future are peaceful. If a person is
ambitious, he will surely be worried about his future. Whoever, if not all, ambitious people are worried. But the state where you lose hope and despair You are not peaceful. Peace is working in the right direction with a positive attitude.
Buddhist way to achieve peace
Aside from future concerns, we are experiencing other types of tensions that are making our lives difficult and ungraceful. As in “to seek praise, desire unnecessary respect, and demand attention.”
Affection. All over, we can say that we have expectations from the world.According to Buddhism, expectations are the main cause of all our sadness, grief, and
Misery. We are disappointed when we expect something from others and they fail to deliver.Anything meaning everything, whether it is praise, respect, love, happiness, or affection. If they can give, it will for a short time, and after that, we are back to our normal state of being. If We want to be peaceful all the time, and we must not expect anything from the world.Do things for yourself, whether dressing, singing, eating, dancing, or writing; don’t attach people into your happiness. Do good, don’t demand.
Islamic way to achieve peace
As mentioned above, don’t expect anything from anyone. But the thing we must do is demand it from Allah. Whether it is peace, respect, wealth, love, friends, or everything. Why should we demand anything from Allah? Here are some references from the Holy Quran.
- (Aale Imran) 3:26.
وَتُعِزُّ مَن تَشَآءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَن تَشَآءُ بِيَدِكَ ٱلْخَيْرُ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ
You honour whoever You please and disgrace who You please—all good is in Your
Hands. Surely you ˹alone˺ are Most Capable of everything.
Above verses are not only limited to honor (respect) but also for everything.
Why we seek respect from people is it worthy? Because ALLAH says that only I am able to
give you honor. If we dress up well for people make praise about our clothes and if they
not praised we upset.
- (Aale Imran) 3:159
فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ
Once you make a decision, put your trust in Allah. Surely Allah loves those who trust in
Trust in ALLAH when you decide to achieve a goal then don’t think about hurdles they are
must come if you have a big aim. Trust in ALLAH, ALLAH will give you the confidence to
reach the goal. It also makes you peaceful.
- (Al Ahzab) 33:3
وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ وَكَفَىٰ بِٱللَّهِ وَكِيلًۭا
And put your trust in Allah, for Allah is sufficient as a Trustee of Affairs.
When you believe in Allah and put your trust in Him for everything you need, Allah will surely provide for you. Look, it is not an exaggeration. When you trust in Allah and keep working towards your goal, it’s been my personal experience that you have extra energy to put into your work.
- (At Talaaq) 65:3
وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُۥٓ إِنَّ
ٱللَّهَ بَـٰلِغُ أَمْرِهِۦ قَدْ جَعَلَ ٱللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَىْءٍۢ قَدْرًا
and provide for them from sources they could never imagine. And whoever puts their trust in Allah, then He alone is sufficient for them. Certainly Allah achieves His Will. Allah has already set a destiny for everything.
If one trusts in ALLAH, ALLAH provides sources for them from where they couldn’t
imagine. ALLAH is only sufficient for us.
- (Az Zumar) 39:53
لَا تَقْنَطُوا مِن رَّحْمَةِ ٱللَّهِ
Do not lose hope in Allah’s mercy
We are most sad psychologically when we lose hope and believe there is no way out of this dilemma or that I will always be in this condition. Allah is encouraging us not to give up hope.
- (Ar Ra’d) 13:28
أَلَا بِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ ٱلْقُلُوبُ
Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find comfort.
It is the key to peace; nothing else will give you peace more than this. Whether you pray Salah or not, whether you clean or not, remember Allah. Call him when you have thought to remember.
I am giving you two suggestion from my experience that will help you a lot.
1: Be patient when you put your trust in Allah. When you started to trust in Allah, it was certain that you would get the results. But sometimes patience is necessary. Otherwise, your belief would be depressing. Whose mother wanted to give She gives bitter medicine to her children, but illness needs to be treated. That medicine is for that illness. Islam is the most practical religion in the whole universe. It gives reasonable answers to all your questions. If you think that Allah can do everything for me but is not giving me the thing that I want, be patient for some time. Look upon the lives of the prophets; some died because of hunger. We will not check in like those because, as Allah says, Allah does not check in. burden a soul beyond what it can bear. Examine the lives of famous people as well. The bigger they are, the bigger their struggle.
2 – Spend time with someone who is smarter, older, and more experienced than you, and who also loves you, and who can talk to you for 15 minutes a day and take all your negativity and put some positive energy inside you. Whether he/she is your father, mother, brother, sister, friend, or professor—anyone you can trust to understand my feelings.