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Understanding Jihad (英語) ペーパーバック – 2015/9
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First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal developments such as the extraordinary events of the Arab Spring, the death of Usama b. Ladin, and the rise of new Islamic factions such as ISIS.Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." Nor does it simply refer to an inner spiritual struggle. This judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant book looks closely at a range of sources from sacred Islamic texts to modern interpretations, opening a critically important perspective on the role of Islam in the contemporary world. David Cook cites from scriptural, legal, and newly translated texts to give readers insight into the often ambiguous information that is used to construct Islamic doctrine. He sheds light on legal developments relevant to fighting and warfare and places the internal, spiritual jihad within the larger context of Islamic religion. He describes some of the conflicts that occur in radical groups and shows how the more mainstream supporters of these groups have come to understand and justify violence. He has also included a special appendix of relevant documents including materials related to the September 11 attacks and published manifestos issued by Usama b. Ladin and Palestinian suicide-martyrs.
"A worthwhile resource on the examination of the meaning of jihad." * Marine Corps University Press *商品の説明をすべて表示する
Cook's method of collection and classification deserves its due. How, though, should we organize a conversation about the materials he presents? Insofar as Cook offers an answer to this question, it is by way of engaging the debate between interpreters who assign priority to "spiritual" meanings of jihad and others who argue that primary meanings of the term are military. [...]
In the end, though, this seems a sterile discussion. As Cook notes, no one can deny the military valence of the term "jihad," and he spends much of the first chapter, as well as several pages of an afterword, arguing that the military meaning is primary. At the same time, evidence from hadith literature and early references to martyrdom, as well as more recent apologetic writing, indicate that "jihad did [and does] not necessarily entail actual fighting" (p. 32). The question is, how are we to understand these rather distinctive referents of the term? Cook's approach leaves the reader with the impression of inconsistency. [...]
Among the plethora of books on jihad published since 9/11, David Cook's stands out in its ability to extend readers' awareness of the breadth of Muslim writing about the topic. Unfortunately, those same readers must continue to wait for a book that will guide them into the view of human responsibility that animates this writing and that brings together its various strands.