Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam: A Reader (Princeton Series on the Middle East)
  • Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam: A Reader (Princeton Series on the Middle East)
  • Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam: A Reader (Princeton Series on the Middle East)

Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam: A Reader (Princeton Series on the Middle East)

by Rudolph Peters
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558761098

ISBN-13: 9781558761094

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

The notion of Jihad ("Holy War") is very much alive in the Islamic world, and plays a prominent political role. In the West, Jihad is often associated with violence and fanaticism. Muslims, however, emphasize that the real meaning is "effort toward a religiously commendable aim" and that it can be applied to both defensive warfare and peaceful activities for the sake…  See more details below

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The notion of Jihad ("Holy War") is very much alive in the Islamic world, and plays a prominent political role. In the West, Jihad is often associated with violence and fanaticism. Muslims, however, emphasize that the real meaning is "effort toward a religiously commendable aim" and that it can be applied to both defensive warfare and peaceful activities for the sake of religion. The aim of the present book is to elucidate the concept of Jihad. It provides basic reading materials translated from Arabic and Turkish, an introduction, and two essays on modernist and fundamentalist interpretations and the significance of Jihad nowadays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558761094
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Princeton Series on the Middle East
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
204

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Jihad, an Introduction1
2The Prophet's Lessons on Conduct in War: Hadiths on Jihad From the Sahih of Muslim ibn Hajjaj9
3Exhortations to Jihad: Passages on Jihad and Martyrdom from Malik's al-Muwatta19
4The Legal Doctrine of Jihad: The Chapter on Jihad from Averroes' Legal Handbook al-Bidaya27
5The Religious and Moral Doctrine of Jihad: Ibn Taymiyya on Jihad43
6Jihad and War Propaganda: The Ottoman Jihad Fatwa of November 11th, 191455
7A Modernist Interpretation of Jihad: Mahmud Shaltut's Treatise Koran and Fighting59
8The Doctrine of Jihad in Modern Islam103
9The Relevance of the Jihad Doctrine in Sadat's Egypt149
Notes171
Bibliography197
Acknowledgements203

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