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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF SAPIENTIAL WISDOM AND PHILOSOPHY (SOPHIA PERENNIS)   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 6 , Number 3; Page(s) 23 To 51.
 
Paper: 

RECOLLECTING THE SPIRIT OF JIHAD

 
 
Author(s):  SHAH KAZEMI REZA*
 
* INSTITUTE OF ISMAILI STUDIES, LONDON
 
Abstract: 

In recent times the word 'jihad' has been misused by extremist groups to justify terrorism. This article in an examination of the true meaning of jihad, both in its outward meaning (the lesser jihad) and in its spiritual sense (the greater jihad). Whilst presenting a critique on the plane of principle, referring especially to the Qur'anic doctrine of mercy in the light of which jihad must be understood, the author also examines images, actions, deeds, personalities, and episodes that exemplify the principles in question, thereby putting flesh and blood on the bare bones of theory. In particular the author discusses: the Islamic conquests which were conducted using the traditional principles of Jihad - both Saladin's reconquest of Jeruslam in 1187 (A.D.) and the expansion of Islam into Iran in the first Islamic centuries; the nature of the relationship between Jews and Muslims in pre-modern times; two exemplars of the spirit of Jihad in recent history, Emir 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza‟iri and Shaykh Ahmad al-Alawi; and portrayals of Ali ibn Abì Talib in the poetry of Rumi

 
Keyword(s): JIHAD, SALADIN AYYUBI, QUR'ANIC DOCTRINE OF MERCY, EMIR 'ABD AL-QADIR AL-JAZAIRI, SHAYKH AHMAD AL-ALAWI
 
 
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APA: Copy

SHAH KAZEMI, R. (2009). RECOLLECTING THE SPIRIT OF JIHAD. THE JOURNAL OF SAPIENTIAL WISDOM AND PHILOSOPHY (SOPHIA PERENNIS), 6(3), 23-51. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=195977



Vancouver: Copy

SHAH KAZEMI REZA. RECOLLECTING THE SPIRIT OF JIHAD. THE JOURNAL OF SAPIENTIAL WISDOM AND PHILOSOPHY (SOPHIA PERENNIS). 2009 [cited 2021October16];6(3):23-51. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=195977



IEEE: Copy

SHAH KAZEMI, R., 2009. RECOLLECTING THE SPIRIT OF JIHAD. THE JOURNAL OF SAPIENTIAL WISDOM AND PHILOSOPHY (SOPHIA PERENNIS), [online] 6(3), pp.23-51. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=195977.



 
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