Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam

A Reader

Author: Rudolph Peters

Publisher: Markus Wiener Pub


Category: Religion

Page: 222

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This editions includes a new chapter on the"Notion of Jihad at the Turn of the 21st Century, n upadated bibliography and a new introduction.Review of the 1996 Edition:" It helps us understand the wider social and moral senses of Jihad"-_Library JournalThis book demonstrates that the notion of jihad (?Holy War?) is very much alive in the Islamic world, and plays a prominent political role. Western observers usually associate jihad with fanaticism, while Islamists emphasize its mission as a crusade against drugs and other societal scourges. ?Six Islamic texts are presented which compiler Peters has translated. These texts include, first of all, a number of hadiths which present the ?raw material? for Islamic law. The texts that follow include portions from Malik?s Al-Muwatta, the chapter on Jihad from Averrroes? legal handbook al-Bidaya, teachings of Ibn Taymiyya on Jihad, the Ottoman Jihad Fatwa of 1914, and Mahmud Shaltut?s treatise Koran and Fighting (which is a modernist interpretation of jihad). These texts are followed by two well-written articles by Peters. This is a very valuable work for all who wish to understand the meaning, importance, and practice of Jihad for Muslims today as well as in the past. Highly recommended.? ?ChoiceRudolph F. Peters, University of Amsterdam and director of the Netherlands Institute in Cairo, is the author of Islam and Colonialism and numerous other books.


The Sources of Islamic Revolutionary Conduct

Author: Stephen P. Lambert



Category: Islam and politics

Page: 190

View: 301

Politics of the Modern Arab World

Critical Issues in Modern Politics

Author: Laleh Khalili



Category: Arab countries

Page: 584

View: 739

Covers the Arab world, from Morocco to the borders of Iran, with the focus primarily on the 20th Century. By choosing a wide array of authors, many of whom are from the region or from the non-Anglophone world, the full breadth of worldwide scholarship on the modern Arab world is on display.

Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law

Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Author: Rudolph Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 219

View: 202

This book, first published in 2006, is an account of the theory and practice of Islamic criminal law.

Islam and Colonialism

The Doctrine of Jihad in Modern History

Author: Rudolph Peters



Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 245

View: 220

Leaving Islam

Apostates Speak Out

Author: Ibn Warraq



Category: Religion

Page: 471

View: 991

Converts from the Muslim faith, potentially threatened by death for their apostasy in Muslim countries, recount their experiences with Islam and why they abandoned it.

Political Islam

Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

Author: Barry M. Rubin



Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 707

Organized into sections, this book discusses the origins and world view of political Islam and its relationship with issues of terrorism and democracy. This three-volume collection also includes case studies that examine the ideas, strategy, tactics, leadership and opposition to the movement both in the Middle East and in other parts of the world.

British Muslims and the Call to Global Jihad

Author: Kylie Baxter

Publisher: MAI Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 116

View: 683

Between the mid-1990s and 2004, Omar Bakri Muhammad and his organisation al-Muhajiroun generated a very public profile as the voice of 'Islamism' in the United Kingdom. This book explores the lifespan of al-Muhajiroun and charts the organisation's perspectives on the 'war on terror', Muslims in the West and the role of the United States.

Debating the War of Ideas

Author: Eric D. Patterson

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 929

The War of Ideas is being fought both within Islamic societies and between some Muslim voices and the West. The War of Ideas is a struggle between moral claims, political philosophies, and historical interpretations that compete for assent within a society and across borders. Like the ideological component of the Cold War, the War of Ideas is about the fundamental principles of human society, from the basis for law and structures of governance to gender relations and the nexus of religion and politics. It is a global War: the foes have resorted to arms to protect and promote their worldview. This book brings together some of the most important voices from different partisan, theoretical and religious perspectives to argue and forecast the next phase in the War of Ideas.

Decolonizing the Hindu Mind

Ideological Development of Hindu Revivalism

Author: Koenraad Elst



Category: Hinduism and politics

Page: 657

View: 498

A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam

Author: Gordon Newby

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited


Category: Reference

Page: 244

View: 171

An alphabetically-arranged reference work covers the Muslim faith from its origins to the present day, including key people, places, texts, art, and rituals.

Islam, Friend Or Foe?

Author: Emilio Platti

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers


Category: Social Science

Page: 267

View: 410

In this study, Emilio Platti dares to enquire directly into the compatibility between Islam and Christianity, as well as between Islam and modernity. He insists that the best way to answer such questions is to return to the origins of the Islamic tradition. What precisely does the Qur'an have to say about Christians? How can we explain the resentment towards the 'West' that seems to characterize some Muslims? Does the so-called clash of civilizations have its roots in Islamic theology? How did the negative portrait of Muslims that was characteristic of the Latin Middle Ages come about? Is it possible to speak in a 'monolithic' fashion about Islam? Is it really the case that Muslims must set about developing a new identity? What is the relationship between Islamic law and modern theories of human rights? What does it mean to be a 'believer' and might this not be the real heart of the tensions and controversies that mark so much of the contemporary encounter between Islam and the West? Platti's study engages both classical and contemporary readings of the Islamic tradition and offers a nuanced and challenging view not only of its past, but of its present and of the directions it might take in the years ahead.





Category: Developing countries


View: 502

Arab-Muslim Views of the West from the Ninth Century to the Twentieth

The Neglected Bridge Builders

Author: Christopher Nouryeh



Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 944

This book introduces readers to many previously neglected Arab-Muslim thinkers who, over the past 1,000 years, have reflected on the relation between Islam and the West. Many of these thinkers have been overlooked by Western scholars because of their orientalist frame of mind, but they were important bridge builders.

Ar Or

Author: Orientální ústav (Akademie věd České republiky)



Category: Africa


View: 161

Vols. 3- include Bulletin of the Czechoslovak Oriental Institut, no. 1-

The World's Religions After September 11

Author: Arvind Sharma



Category: Human rights

Page: 192

View: 231

Convening on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the global congress The World's Religions after September 11 explored the negative and positive possibilities of the religious dimensions of life. The presentations from the congress have been pulled together in this set, which addresses religion's intersection with human rights, spirituality, science, healing, the media, international diplomacy, globalization, war and peace, and more. This comprehensive set includes contributions from such well-known scholars of religion as Arvind Sharma and a host of others from all the world's religious traditions. This set is an unprecedented examination of religion's influence on modern life, an honest assessment of how religion can either destroy us or preserve us, and a thorough exploration of what steps might be necessary for all religions to join together as a force for good. Because of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the very concept of religion underwent a paradigm shift. Instead of standing for virtue and piety, peace and harmony, the word religion also came to be inextricably associated with evil, aggression, and terror. People around the world began to question whether the religious and secular dimensions of modern life can be reconciled, whether the different religions of the world can ever coexist in harmony. Indeed, the very future of religion itself has sometimes seemed to be uncertain, or at least suspect. The volumes are: 1. Religion, War, and Peace 2. Religion and Human Rights 3. The Interfaith Dimension 4. Spirituality.