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Martyrdom in Jihad

AuthorJonah Winters
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Martyrdom in Jihad
Date of this edition 1997
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Posted 1997-03 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Personal pages and Unpublished Articles
Abstract Unlike Judeo-Christianity, Islam does not contain a core of martyrdom. Rather, it occurs in three disparate areas: war/jihad, asceticism, and Shi'ism. I examine the relationship between jihad and martyrdom and their classical and contemporary meanings.
Notes This paper is part of my MA thesis (Islamic Studies, University of Toronto, 1997).
Tags Islam; Jihad (Holy war); Martyrdom; Sufism; Terrorism; War (general)
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