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The Resource Understanding Jihad, David Cook

Understanding Jihad, David Cook

Label
Understanding Jihad
Title
Understanding Jihad
Statement of responsibility
David Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war," nor does it simply refer to the inner spiritual struggle. Cook unravels its tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings, citing from scriptural, legal, and newly translated texts to give readers a taste of the often ambiguous information that is used to construct Islamic doctrine. He looks at the life and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad and at the ramifications of the great Islamic conquests in 634 to 732 A.D. He sheds light on legal developments relevant to fighting and warfare, and places the internal, spiritual jihad within the larger context of Islamic religion. He has also included a special appendix of relevant documents including materials related to the September 11 attacks and published manifestoes issued by Osama bin Laden and Palestinian suicide-martyrs.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jihad
  • War
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Jihad
  • War
Label
Understanding Jihad, David Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9780520242036
Lccn
2004026561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56941933
Label
Understanding Jihad, David Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9780520242036
Lccn
2004026561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56941933

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