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Reclaiming Jihad : A Qur\'anic Critique of Terrorism
Reclaiming Jihad : A Qur'anic Critique of Terrorism
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Details:  Reclaiming Jihad : A Qur'anic Critique of Terrorism,
*[A5] Paperback - 238 pages,
by Al-Sayed M.A. Amin,
Published by Islamic Foundation.

Description :

In this important and timely work El-Sayed Amin engages the Qur’an exegetical tradition to critique misreadings of the Qur’an that have been used to establish violence as the relational norm between Muslims and non-Muslims. He distinguishes both Islamic jihad and armed deterrence from modern terrorism through examination of the 9/11 attacks, and proposes legal proscriptions for terrorism from the Qur’an on the basis of its political, social and psychological impacts.

At a time when terrorism and extremism are commonly associated with Islam in general, this pointed rejection of such practices and positions based on the Qur’an is an essential work that will challenge beliefs and change perceptions.

                    “This book is a scholarly and necessary critique of why the
                      crime of terrorism is inconsistent with the ethical outlook
                      of the Qur’an. Anyone who wants to understand the Qur'an
                      and its relationship to violence must read this book
                                                                            ---Dr Khaled Abou El Fadl,
                                                                            Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law,    
                                                                                                            UCLA School of Law

El Sayed Amin is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in English at the Azhar University in Cairo. He obtained his doctorate in Islamic Studies from the University of Birmingham, and his juristic training from the prestigious Azhar University from the age of ten onwards. He is a member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Cairo, and a former Fulbright scholar.

Table of Contents :

---Transliteration Table
---Introduction : Why does the Qur'an Matter in Confronting Terrorism?

---[1]. Defining Terrorism : Secular and Islamic Perspectives,
---[2]. Arming for Deterrence in the Qur'an,
---[3]. Jihad versus Terrorism in the Qur'an,
---[4]. The Modern Debate on Offensive Jihad,
---[5]. Terrorism and It's Qur'anic Punishment.

---Conclusion : Terrorism and the Path of Persuasion

*Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 12 December, 2015.