Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam

A Reader (Princeton Series on the Middle East)

By Peters, Rudolph Albert

Publishers Summary:
Jihad, or "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.

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ISBN
978-1-55876-109-4
Publisher
Markus Wiener Publishers


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Reviewed on January 1, 1996

To Americans and Europeans, the word jihad conjures up fanatical Arab warriors overwhelming a Crusader citadel. Jihad ("struggle") denotes holy war for Islam, and in this sense is comparable to crusade, holy war for Christianity. But there is much more to jihad than this. One may struggle not only against an enemy ou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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