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Jihad in Islamic History Doctrines and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0691138389

ISBN-13: 9780691138381

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael Bonner

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What is jihad? Does it mean violence, as many non-Muslims assume? Or does it mean peace, as some Muslims insist? Because jihad is closely associated with the early spread of Islam, today's debate about the origin and meaning of jihad is nothing less than a struggle over Islam itself. InJihad in Islamic History, Michael Bonner provides the first study in English that focuses on the early history of jihad, shedding much-needed light on the most recent controversies over jihad. To some, jihad is the essence of radical Islamist ideology, a synonym for terrorism, and even proof of Islam's innate violence. To others, jihad means a peaceful, individual, and internal spiritual striving. Bonner,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of Maps
Symbols and Accent Marks
Preface
Introduction
What Is Jihad?
Just War and Holy War
Warfare and Jihad
Fields of Debate
Historiography and Origins
Readings
The Quran and Arabia
Combat in the Quran
Gift and Reciprocity
Fighting and Recompense
""The Beggar and the Warrior""
Readings
Muhammad and His Community
Sira and Maghazi: Sacred History
Hadith: The Norm
Themes of Jihad in the Hadith
Fighting