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Islam's doctrines and texts have in some cases been associated with violence. This article deals with the juxtaposition in Islamic law and theology of violence and non-violence by groups and individuals. Attitudes and laws towards both violence and peace exist within the Islamic tradition.

Pacifism in Islam is primarily associated with the Ahmadiyya, Alevi, and Mouride sects. Mainstream Islamic law stipulates detailed regulations for the use of violence, including the use of violence within the family or household, the use of corporal or capital punishment, as well as how and when to wage war.

Research continues on the Quran, but also the beliefs of Muslims around the world, and relevant data is emerging. For instance, a majority of Muslim political leaders and organizations have flatly condemned the attacks of September 11.

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