Chapter “with Aziza Hasan”

Practical Tips for Resolving Conflict

resolving conflict

Have you ever been so angry that you can’t think straight? Or do you see kindness during conflict as a sign of weakness? Or perhaps you appease the other party to “rescue” the relationship.

During this short conversation, Dr. Maher Hathout and Aziza Hasan, Executive Director of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, discuss the practical steps and wisdom in the Quran and Islamic teachings that can help transform conversations in conflict.

“Don’t lose yourself to anger. The best you will do is succumb to the behavior of the person who made you angry.”

– Dr. Maher Hathout

Give yourself the space; put the Quran into action to engage your “enemy” in a way that makes them an intimate friend.

But [since] good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou [evil] with something that is better and lo! he between whom and thyself was enmity [may then become] as though he had [always] been close [unto thee], a true friend!

[Quran 41:36]


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