Jihad in classical and modern Islam: a reader

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Markus Wiener, 1996 - Religion - 204 pages
This book demonstrates that the notion of jihad ("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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Contents

THE DOCTRINE OF JIHAD IN MODERN ISLAM
103
THE RELEVANCE OF THE JIHAD DOCTRINE
149
Notes
171
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