Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Concept of Jihad in Islamic Texts: An Analytical Study of Violence between Mainstream Scholars and Extremists

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies

This paper seeks to analyze both the Islamic texts dealing with jihad and the relationship between them and its practice. The desire to promote peace and harmony is based on general Islamic religious purposes, or Maqāṣid al-šarīʿa, of the two interpretations of the extremists and mainstream scholars. Bearing in mind that these texts are believed to be divinely-inspired, the interpretations are, however, human. The said texts have been the subject of two broad interpretational approaches: the orthodox interpretation that is widely accepted by the mainstream and supported by Islamic principles in general, and the interpretations of certain minorities that are rejected by the mainstream. This paper seeks to examine the qualitative research methodology and theological analysis used by contemporary extremists groups of what seems to be textual evidence of “violent jihad” in Islam. The significance of this study is to investigate the appropriate use of interpretations that could be acceptable to mainstream scholars and reflects the real nature of Islamic principles. Subsequently, it concludes that the violence that is manifested in extremist activities is the result of the misinterpretation of some Islamic texts regarding jihad, and that, in contrast, the best modern interpretation of jihad is ğihad al-nafs, which, alongside many other meanings that promote peace, has been declared the correct path by mainstream scholars in their response to the extremists.

Affiliations: 1: Bauchi State University GadauNigeria


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

1. AnonymousJihad and the Islamic Law of War.2009AmmanThe Royal Āl al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought Pressn.d.
2. al-‘Awaayshah Shaykh Husayn Philiphs Abu aminah Bilal"“The general Issue of ʿAqidah from fundermentals of the Salafee creed”" 03 16, 2015
3. Dillon Michael R.Wahhabism: is it a Factor in the spread of Global Terrorism?2009MontereyNaval Post Graduate School
4. Faisal Shaikh AbdullahAnonymous StudentsAnonymous"“The 21 aims and objectives of Jihad”"Authentic Tauheed2014July9accessed Fabruary 14, 2015
5. Faraj Muhammad Abdul salām Umāmah AbūJihād the Absent Obligation2000Birmingham, UKMaktabu al-Ansār
6. Hashmi Sohail H. Hashmi Sohail H"“Interpreting the Islamic Ethics of War and Peace”"Islamic Political Ethics: Civil Society, Pluralism, and Conflict2002EnglandOxford University Press195215
7. Ishak Mohd Shuhaimi bin Hajj"“Islam and Media”"Asia Social Science (Canadian Centre of Sceince and Education)2012JuneVol Vol. 8NO:7263269
8. Khan Maulana WahiduddinIslam and Peace2013Islam AbadInternational Center for Peace and Sprituality
9. Lacroix St’ephane, Hegghammer Thomas"“Rejectionist Islamism in Saudi Arabia:the Story of Juhayman Al-Utaybi”"Middle East Studies2007103122
10. Mash’hūr Musṭafa Mash’hūr MustafaAl-Jihād huwa al-sabīl1943Vol Vol. IFirst EditionCairoDār al-da‘awahI vols
11. "“Master Papers (ISIS)”"E world Publishingaccessed 06 21, 2016n.d.
12. Schleifer S. AbdallahProf. Al-Rawadieh Al-MahdiDr, Ahmed AfabMr, Asfour ZeinabMs, Al-Khraisha Lamya, Elqabbany Moustafa, Al-Meheid MinwerDrThe world’s 500 Most Influencial Muslim2014/2015Vol Vol. I6th EditionAmmanHashemite Kingdom of JordanI vols2014/2015
13. Qadhi Yasir"“Mahdi between fiction and reality”"Yutuben.d.
14. Qadhi Yasir Shaykh Amad, Soliman Haytham"“On Salafī Islam”"Muslim Matters2014April22accessed 12 15, 2014
15. Unknown AuthorJihad and the Islamic Law of War2009Vol Vol. IFirstJordanThe Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought PressUnknownI vols

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur'an and Hadith Studies — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation