“The Monasticism of My Community is Jihad”: A Debate on Asceticism, Sex, and Warfare in Early Islam

@article{Sahner2017TheMO,
  title={“The Monasticism of My Community is Jihad”: A Debate on Asceticism, Sex, and Warfare in Early Islam},
  author={Christian C. Sahner},
  journal={Arabica},
  year={2017},
  volume={64},
  pages={149-183}
}
This article explores Muslim attitudes towards asceticism in the second/eighth and third/ninth centuries by examining the famous Prophetic hadith: “Every community has its monasticism, and the monasticism of my community is ǧihād.” The hadith serves as a lens for assessing several broader phenomena, including early Muslim views of Christian monasticism, the rejection of celibacy in Islamic culture, and the promotion of a new code of sexual ethics in the post-conquest Middle East—what this… 
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