Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur'anic Critique of Terrorism

Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur'anic Critique of Terrorism

by ElSayed Amin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780860375937
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

El-Sayed Amin: ElSayed Amin is a senior lecturer of Islamic studies in English at al-Azhar University in Egypt and a visiting postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in Brunei, who obtained his doctorate in Islamic studies from the University of Birmingham, and his juristic training from the prestigious al-Azhar University. He is a member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Cairo, and a former Fulbright scholar.

Table of Contents

Transliteration Table vi

Foreword Professor Gordon R. Woodman vii

Introduction: Why does the Qur'an Matter in Confronting Terrorism? 1

1 Defining Terrorism: Secular and Islamic Perspectives 21

2 Arming for Deterrence in the Qur'an 53

3 Jihad versus Terrorism in the Qur'an 79

4 The Modern Debate on Offensive Jihad 103

5 Terrorism and Its Qur'anic Punishment 126

Conclusion: Terrorism and the Path of Persuasion 161

Endnotes 169

Index 225

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