Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

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While there exists no evidence to date that the indigenous inhabitants of Arabia knew of holy war prior to Islam, holy war ideas and behaviors appear already among Muslims during the first generation. This book focuses on why and how such a seemingly radical development took place. Basing his hypothesis on evidence from the Qur'an and early Islamic literary sources, Firestone locates the origin of Islamic holy war and traces its evolution as a response to the changes affecting the new community of Muslims in its transition ...

Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195154948

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Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam 1999, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195125801

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