Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur’anic Critique of Terrorism

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ElSayed M. A. Amin

“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

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In this important and timely work ElSayed 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.

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Weight 0.349 kg
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240

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9780860375937

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The Islamic Foundation

5 reviews for Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur’anic Critique of Terrorism

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    In this study on the ethics of violence in the Qur’an, the author poignantly demonstrates the Qur’anic normative approach to the question of spreading terror, treachery, and victimizing the defenseless. 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

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    I would commend to readers, both believers and non-believers, the importance of this work as a scholarly contribution to understanding, harmony and peace in the modern world. – Gordon R. Woodman, University of Birmingham

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    With his expertise in the field of Qur’anic studies and Islamic legal sources, ElSayed Amin has delved into the works of key classical and modern exegetes to bring out a critique that challenges contemporary perceptions of the relationship between Islam and violence. The book can be seriously commended to both specialists and non-specialists in Qur’anic Studies, theology and political science. — Jabal M. Buaben, Associate Professor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies

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    Finally we have something long overdue in English: a meticulously researched, thorough and persuasive scholarly assessment of the Qur’an’s many statements of guidance on the use of force for political purposes in an age when it is so often misunderstood or misquoted on this issue. The author’s original approach, careful development of argument and crystal clear expression make this remarkable book essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the true meaning of jihad and the profound justice which is embedded in every aspect of Islam’s conception of violence. — Professor Joel Hayward, Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khalifa University And author of Warfare in the Qur’an

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    ElSayed Amin has written an authoritative study critiquing terrorism from a Qur’anic perspective. It is the first attempt by an Azhari scholar in the field in English. Al-Azhar University is happy to count him among its esteemed scholars. His intellectual development in this study is representative of the ideals that we pursue as an institution. In addition to illuminating the root causes of terrorism, this book is a real contribution to interfaith dialogue. — Muhammad Abu Layla, Professor of Comparative Religions at al-Azhar University and member of al-Azhar Research Academy, Cairo

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