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Suicide bombing: the ultimate rejection? a critical study of the responses of muslim scholars

Ali, Md. Yousuf (2009) Suicide bombing: the ultimate rejection? a critical study of the responses of muslim scholars. The Official Journal of the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, 5 (6). pp. 79-104. ISSN 1823-2159

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The dangerous escalation of suicide bombing as a means for the destruction of humanity all over the world stemming from the never ending Israel-Palestine conflict, September 11, Bali Bombing, Sunni - Shiite conflict in Iraq and Pakistan, the civil unrests following the US occupation of Iraq, and other random acts of violence perpetrated at innocent civilians is perturbing to all humanity. However, some Muslims and non-Muslims alike attempt to justify the suicide bombing and killing of innocent civilians in the name of religion. Of course, Islam permits one to strive to safeguard basic human rights and defend the religion with freedom and tolerance. This article examines the responses of Muslim scholars to suicide bombing. It argues that proper understanding of religions in a cooperative and stable environment constitutes the vital element of a peaceful society, which is necessary for the development of humanity. The study of responses of various scholars shows that one has to understand terminologies such as suicide (al-intihar), martyrdom (al-istishhad), and striving (al-Jihad), which play an essential role in understanding individuals and organizations. It also appears that the world community can survive without threat from terrorists providing there is sincere and mutual understanding of the religions. This paper makes some suggestions on the basis of the responses of Muslim scholars, which could help in preventing suicide bombing and promote living together peacefully

Item Type: Article (Book Review)
Additional Information: 2299/48912
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suicide bombing;Humanity;Responses;Muslim Scholars;Oppression
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170 Works in defense of Islam. Islamic apologetics
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: Assistant Professor MD YOUSUF ALI YOUSUF
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 09:10
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2016 09:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48912

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