Zaidi, Manzar
June 2009
Arab Studies Quarterly;Summer2009, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p21
Academic Journal
The article discusses jihad which can be a moral endeavor for self-improvement or a militant ideology for armed conflict. The discussion focuses on how Muslim jurists have tried to establish rules for conducting jihad that would prohibit immoral behavior in wars. The topics of Islamic history, the teaching of the Quran to Muslims, Islamic juristic thought on the phenomenon of terrorism, the jihad against America that was proclaimed by Osama Bin Laden, and the extremists' distortion of the fatwa or juridical decree related to the interpretation sharia law are discussed.


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