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Jihad and terrorism: an alternative explanation

Moniruzzaman, Md. (2008) Jihad and terrorism: an alternative explanation. Journal of Religion & Society, 10 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1522-5658

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Jihad (Islamic holy war) is a fundamental foreign policy concept in Islam. Following the 9/11 incident, a considerable number of scholarly works in the West have squarely equated jihad with terrorism. In recent Islamic scholarship as well, the usage of the concept either tends to be avoided or is increasingly being depoliticized. The popular understanding of the concept has made it a necessary evil. This article argues that jihad is not just a war, rather it can be understood from a universal humane perspective and its philosophical moral principles can be used in greater human and social welfare.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4157/4624
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jihad, terrorism, Islam
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.5 Islam and world politics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.7 Islam and politics
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr. Moniruzzaman Md.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 11:04
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2011 11:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4624

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