Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia

  title={Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia},
  author={Ayesha Jalal},
The idea of jihad is central to Islamic faith and ethics, and yet its meanings have been highly contested over time. They have ranged from the philosophical struggle to live an ethical life to the political injunction to wage war against enemies of Islam. Today, more than ever, jihad signifies the political opposition between Islam and the West. As the line drawn between Muslims and non-Muslims becomes more rigid, Ayesha Jalal seeks to retrieve the ethical meanings of this core Islamic… 

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  • S. Khan
  • Sociology
    Modern Asian Studies
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