Armed Jihad in the Islamic Legal Tradition

@article{AlDawoody2013ArmedJI,
  title={Armed Jihad in the Islamic Legal Tradition},
  author={Ahmed Al-Dawoody},
  journal={Religion Compass},
  year={2013},
  volume={7},
  pages={476-484}
}
Armed jihad in the Islamic legal tradition has been the subject of lengthy discussions, interpretations, and deliberations among Muslim jurists and scholars for over 14 centuries. Different interpretations of the nature of armed jihad as offensive or only defensive armed conflict have been advocated depending on the interpretations of certain incidents of fighting that took place between the Prophet and the enemies of the Muslims after the flight to Medina and the Qur'ānic texts addressing… Expand
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