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Arguing the Just War in Islam

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Jihad, with its many terrifying associations, is a term widely used today, though its meaning is poorly grasped. Few people understand the circumstances requiring a jihad, or "holy" war, or how Islamic militants justify their violent actions within the framework of the religious tradition of Islam. How Islam, with more than one billion followers, interprets jihad and ...more
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Harvard University Press
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Sep 07, 2015 Amanda Jaczkowski rated it it was amazing
John Kelsay does a terrific job of relating modern struggles of the Western world with the realm of Islam in terms of terrorism, radicalism, and anti-democratic dialogue. He posits that the radical Islamists consistently violate Islamic precedence of fair and honorable combat, and provides scriptural and historical references to back his argument.

By intertwining the historical and religious precedence with the modern struggle against radical ideologies, Kelsay explores the reasoning behind the r
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ربط التسلسل التاريخي مع الأفكار وتطور الفقه كان أميز ما في الكتاب، اما التعقيد في شرح الأفكار الحديثة فكان هو السمة الابرز للكتاب في اغلب نصفه المتأخر.

سواء تعارضت مع أفكاره او وافقته ، سيبقى مفيد جدا معرفة وجهة نظر الطرف الاخر في مسائلك الداخلية وتاريخك الخاص. الهدف ليس اتباع آراء الأجنبي بل بمعرفة كيف يفكر الكتّاب وكيف يبنون استدلالاتهم.
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A good introduction to the rationale of "shari'a reasoning." Islamists will never be convinced by rational, secular argument but there is plenty of material in the Islamic tradition to prove the radicals wrong and to undercut their shrinking support
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-John Kelsay (Ph.D. '85, University of Virginia, Ethics) focuses on religious ethics, particularly in relation to the Islamic and Christian traditions. His current work deals with religion and politics. Professor Kelsay serves as editor of Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, as well as Director of Florida State University’s Center for Humanities and Society.

-Departmental Area: Religion, Ethic
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