Understanding Jihad / Edition 1

Understanding Jihad / Edition 1

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by David Cook
     
 


"Understanding Jihad is one of the most helpful of the spate of new books to appear since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 on the debate about jihad in Islam. Cook's approach is based on historical and textual analyses, and is enhanced by valuable theoretical discussion. This book will help readers find their way through the vast literature bySee more details below

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"Understanding Jihad is one of the most helpful of the spate of new books to appear since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 on the debate about jihad in Islam. Cook's approach is based on historical and textual analyses, and is enhanced by valuable theoretical discussion. This book will help readers find their way through the vast literature by Muslims and non-Muslim scholars on what we can't seem to get away from calling 'holy war'."—Richard C. Martin, Professor of Islamic Studies, Emory University

"This book is important to current political and religious discourse on the role of Islam in today's world, and increases our understanding of the seemingly odd behaviors we observe through the media. A tremendous contribution."—Reuven Firestone, author of Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520244481
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/23/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
269
Sales rank:
750,284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1Qur'an and conquest5
2The "greater jihad" and the "lesser jihad"32
3The crystallization of jihad theory : crusade and counter-crusade49
4Jihad during the nineteenth century : renewal and resistance73
5Radical Islam and contemporary jihad theory93
6Globalist radical Islam and martyrdom operations128
AppCommunique from the Armed Islamic Group (Algeria; September 8, 1995)169
AppWorld Islamic Front for Jihad against Zionists and Crusaders : declaration of war (February 23, 1998)173
AppCommunique from Qa 'Idat Al-jihad concerning the testaments of the heroes and the legality of the Washington and New York operations (April 24, 2002)175
AppThe importance of jihad, on the goals of jihad181
AppUnder the shadow of the spears189
AppTranslation of "The last night"195
App"Moments before the crash, by the Lord of the 19"202

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