Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice

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What is jihad? Does it mean violence, as many non-Muslims assume? Or does it mean peace, as some Muslims insist? Because jihad is closely associated with the early spread of Islam, today's debate about the origin and meaning of jihad is nothing less than a struggle over Islam itself. In Jihad in Islamic History , Michael Bonner provides the first study in English that focuses on the early history of jihad, shedding much-needed light on the most recent controversies over jihad. To some, jihad is the essence of radical ...

Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice 2008, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691138381

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Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice 2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691125749

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