The Home of Peace (Dar al-Salam)

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


What is the ‘Home of Peace’ mentioned in the Quran; 10:26?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Dar al-Salam (or Abode of Peace) has many interpretations:

1) The majority opinion of the Quranic exegetes is that it is a reference to Paradise, itself. In one way, this is because Paradise is the abode in which there is true peace. Another meaning is that al-Salam (the Giver of Peace) is the blessed name of Allah Most High, so the meaning is the Abode of Allah, the Giver of Peace. Again both of these are references to Paradise. [Qurtubi, al-Jami’ li Ahkam al-Quran]

2) The Abode of Peace, one of the seven levels of Paradise according to Ibn ‘Abbas.

Hope this helps
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[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
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Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.