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Islam and Jihad
Islam and Jihad

Islam and Jihad

by A G Noorani

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Language

English

Publisher

LeftWord

ISBN

8187496231 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 116

Binding

Paperback

A G Noorani

Author: A G Noorani
Publisher: LeftWord
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 116
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187496231

Description

Noted scholar and legal expert Noorani delves into the rich and complex history of Islam and presents the case for a reformist, modern interpretation of the faith, its scripture, and its political vision.

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath have focused the world's attention on Islamic fundamentalism. We are being told that what we are witnessing today is a 'clash of civilizations', between a secular, modern 'West' and a fundamentalist, backward-looking 'Islam'.

- Why are a whole range of political, cultural, social and even economic events often reduced in so Pavlovian a way to 'Islam' ?

- What is it about 'Islam' that provokes so quick and unrestrained a response ?

- What is the meaning of Jihad, and is it synonymous with warfare ?

- What is a fatwa, and who has the right to issue one ?

- What is the truth behind the RSS charge that the Muslims have selectively used the Quran to take to the path of intolerance and conflict ?

- What is Islamic fundamentalism, and who have shaped its essential contours ?

- Is there a concept of religious tolerance and a pluralist society in Islam ?

- Is a liberation theology compatible with the tenets of Islam ?

- How can Islam respond to the challenge of modernity ?

Noted scholar and legal expert Noorani delves into the rich and complex history of Islam and presents the case for a reformist, modern interpretation of the faith, its scripture, and its political vision.

Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Media and the Burden of History

Jihad and Fatwa

Islamic Fundamentalism

Human Rights and Liberation Theology

Ijtihad and the Challenge of Modernity

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Notes

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