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When war is justified : a study in the causes of early Islamic wars

Gilani, Sayyid Muhammad Yunus and Islam , Tajul (2011) When war is justified : a study in the causes of early Islamic wars. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 7. pp. 157-167. ISSN 0973-2918

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Infliction of a war is often followed by an ethical question whether it is just or unjust. A war can only be justified if it has enough just causes. This study aims to investigate the Islamic justifications of war through analyzing firstly the Qur’anic directives of war; secondly, the background of the wars that were fought by Muhammad (s.a.w.) as well as his companions. Finally, a brief comparison between the wars in the Prophetic ear and the First World War is made so that the ideal of justification of Islamic wars is visualized.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Yunus Gilani
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 23:33
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2011 23:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2663

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