Jihad: From Qu'ran to Bin Laden

Jihad: From Qu'ran to Bin Laden

By: Richard Bonney (author)Paperback

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Holy war ideas appear among Muslims during the earliest manifestations of the religion. 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.

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RICHARD BONNEY was the Founding Editor of the Oxford Journal, French History, between 1987-2001. He has instigated and directed the European State Finance Database. He is currently Head of Department of History at the University of Leicester and Director of the Centre for the History of Religious and Political Pluralism and of INPAREL, the Institute for the Study of Indo-Pakistan Relations.


Foreword; Z.Badawi Author's Preface Glossary Introduction Prologue: The War of Annihilation (herem) in the Hebrew Scriptures PART I: TEXT AND MEANING Jihad in the Qur'an and the Sunnah 'Jihad of the Sword': Carrying the Message Abroad (futuhat) Jihad al-Nafs: The Spiritual Struggle PART II: CONTEXTUAL THEORISTS AND STATE SYSTEMS Ibn Taymiyah and the Defensive Jihad: A Response to the Crusades and the Mongol Invasions Jihad as State System: The Ottoman State, Safavid Persia and the Moghul Empire Muhammad bin 'Abd al-Wahhab and Wahhabism Jihad in the Period of the Colonial Powers PART III: IDEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATIONS Sunni Political Jihadists of the Twentieth-Century: Mawdudi, Hasan Al-Banna, Qutb The Shi'i Depiction of Jihad and Martyrdom (shahadat) PART IV: CONTEXT AND DISTORTION OF THE TEXT The Crucible: The Palestine-Israel Dispute and its Consequences Osama bin Laden: Global Jihad as 'Fifth-Generation' Warfare Conclusion: 'Enlightened Moderation': Towards a Muslim Consensus on the Future Development of Islam and its Relations with the West Appendix: Extract from a Fatwa Pronounced by Ibn Taymiyah on the Mongols, 702/1303 Notes Select Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/11/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780230507029
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2004
  • Number Of Pages: 620
  • ID: 9780230507029
  • weight: 783
  • ISBN10: 0230507026

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