Jihad and the Islamic Law of War

Jihad and the Islamic Law of War

Staff English, English Publications, Islam Series, Publications

Jihad and the Islamic Law of War

This text explains what jihad is, what it means to Muslims, and how it relates to the concrete issues of war and peace. It explores the most important issues surrounding the Islamic law of war and peace, and lays out the mainstream, traditional Islamic position, comprised of three essential principles on the legitimacy of non-combatants, religion as a cause for war, and the justification for aggression and the use of force.