Aboul-Enein, Youssef
March 2009
Infantry;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 98 Issue 2, p14
The article offers an overview of an Arabic book entitled "Evolution of the Concept of Jihad in Islamic Thought," by Doctor Maher al-Charif. It also explores the influences on the definition of the word jihad during the 19th and 20th centuries and the impact of modern political theories on the development of Islamist political movements and militant ideology. It was noted that militant Islamist philosopher Sayyid Qutb promoted jihad as the best way of worship and submission of people and their worldly possessions to God for reward.


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