Jihad: From Qur'an to bin Laden
  • Jihad: From Qur'an to bin Laden
  • Jihad: From Qur'an to bin Laden

Jihad: From Qur'an to bin Laden

by Richard Bonney
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This book locates the origin of Jihad and traces its evolution as an idea with the intellectual history of the concept of Jihad in Islam as well as how it has been misapplied by modern Islamic terrorists and suicide bombers. The book provides a unique and balanced coverage of the historical evolution of the concept of Jihad, and mainstream moderate Islamic views of

See more details below

Overview

This book locates the origin of Jihad and traces its evolution as an idea with the intellectual history of the concept of Jihad in Islam as well as how it has been misapplied by modern Islamic terrorists and suicide bombers. The book provides a unique and balanced coverage of the historical evolution of the concept of Jihad, and mainstream moderate Islamic views of the concept from the Qu'ran to the twenty-first century.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A comprehensive treatment of the subject both from the perspective of the development of the idea of Jihad in Muslim and general global thinking, but also a good critical introduction to the history of the doctrine in Muslim theology and jurisprudence. A fair and judicious treatment of the subject which will be welcomed by all readers."--Muhammad Khalid Masud, International Institute for Islam in the Modern World, The Netherlands
"Richard Bonney's work on Jihad presents the most comprehensive analysis of the topic ever written, covering the time period from the revelation of the Quran up through contemporary events. Bonney effectively demonstrates that there is no single interpretation of jihad, but that interpretations have varied according to historical circumstance, geographical location, and political need. Exhaustively researched and highly detailed, it adds an important historical dimension to the ongoing debates about contemporary interpretations and distortions of jihad as holy war."--Natana DeLong-Bas, author of Wahhabi Islam and Notable Muslims
"Such books would help our efforts aimed at clearing away misunderstanding about Islam--especially the Jihad--by the Western world."--Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq, Minister for Religious Affairs, Pakistan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230507029
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.38(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >