The Sunni concept of Jihad in classical Fiqh and modern Islamic thought.
Author: Alsumaih, Abdulrahman M. Date: 1998 Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne Subject:Religion
Abstract: " . . . aims to analyse the Shari'h law of Jihad, through investigation of the Quran, the Sunna and the works of earlier prominent Muslim jurists (fuqaha) and therefore elucidate the nature of Jihad and its components. It is the Muslims' belief that the Holy Quran and the Sunna were fixed for all time during the foundation of Islam which therefore suggests that the Shari'h law itself must be unchangeable as the Holy Quran and the Sunna are its two principal sources. . . . The second major purpose of this thesis is to test the hypothesis that human interpretation of the Shari'h law on Jihad will differ over time. . . .