Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam by Reuven Firestone

By Reuven Firestone

whereas there exists no facts up to now that the indigenous population of Arabia knew of holy struggle sooner than Islam, holy battle principles and behaviors look already between Muslims through the first iteration. This ebook specializes in why and the way this type of possible radical improvement happened. Basing his speculation on facts from the Qur'an and early Islamic literary resources, Firestone locates the beginning of Islamic holy battle and strains its evolution as a reaction to the adjustments affecting the recent neighborhood of Muslims in its transition from historic Arabian tradition to the non secular civilization of Islam.

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