Jihad and the Islamic Law of War
Publisher: The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre 2009
Number of pages: 83
This text explains what jihad is, what it means to Muslims, and how it relates to the concrete issues of war and peace. It explores the most important issues surrounding the Islamic law of war and peace, and lays out the mainstream, traditional Islamic position, comprised of three essential principles on the legitimacy of non-combatants, religion as a cause for war, and the justification for aggression and the use of force.
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by Yusuf Al Qaradawy
We realize the importance of this book in dispelling the misconceptions of Islam, and in spreading a religion on Earth which can solve or allay the adversities which abound. Islam is for all of mankind and makes no preference to sex.
by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi - NASIMCO
There is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding of the Islamic faith. The concept of jihad needs to be understood clearly. Many people in the media take Quranic text out of context. And so let us see: what is the meaning of jihad?
by Fethullah Gülen
Islam, probably the most misunderstood religion in the world, is among the hot reading topics for people all over the world. This book has been prepared to provide first-hand information from one of the most leading Islamic scholars of our time.
by Barbara Daly Metcalf - University of California Press
Focusing on the private and public use of space, this volume explores the religious life of the new Muslim communities in North America and Europe. It concentrates on cultural practices of everyday life rather than on the political issues.