“Jihad”: Idea and history
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“Jihad”: Idea and history. (2007, April 30). OpenDemocracy. https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/jihad_4579jsp/

The article focuses on 4 main questions about jihad. First,  what is jihad, apart from holy war in a broad sense? Second, is it true that Islam was spread by force? Third, did the pre-modern Muslims ever feel that there was anything wrong about religious warfare? And fourth, what is the relevance of all this to the world today?


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