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Jihad, Violence, War and Peace in Islam

Tariq Ramadan


80 pages / Published: 2017


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Can jihad justify war? How does it relate to human nature? How do we reconcile peace with justice? What have non-Muslim thinkers written about jihad?

These are the questions that Tariq Ramadan has tackled in this essential book. It covers the philosophy of jihad, the comprehension of the reality of violence, the way that justice pervades the notion of jihad and the way to seek balance in the plurality of existence.


Tariq Ramadan




Tariq Ramadan is a French-Swiss academic, philosopher and writer. He was Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the University of Oxford (Oriental Institute, St Antony's College) and also taught at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He holds an MA in Philosophy and French literature and PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Geneva.

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" Five Stars"

2024-05-02 04:08:32

I love it. Thanks

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" Very impressive as ever."

2024-05-02 04:08:11

A very good summary of all of the concepts relating to the two types of Jihad and the Quranic vision of it. He describes and summarises well. My issue though with all of the Abrahamic faiths is the notion of a just war. From my perspective there is no just war or holy war, just unacceptable murder and indiscriminate violence that humanity needs to grow out of and take a totally different path i.e. one of negotiation, cooperation and toleration coupled with a total insistence on non-violence. When will humanity grow out of this barbarism. Recommended.

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"Fascinating book"

2021-09-06 07:52:37

I used to be a huge fan of Tariq Ramadan but became disappointed by the mess he made of his reputation. That's a pity, because his scholarship is exemplary and his writing style is accessible. This is not a big book, and it is sparse and uncrowded. Yet it is also creative, balanced and insightful. He attacks the "violent Muslims" discourse head-on and unapologetically, and manages to break down the argument that Islam and Muslims are somehow predisposed to violence. I wish the author the best with his understandable desire to rebuild his career. Good books like this should help.

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"Recommended for non-Muslims and Muslims"

2019-03-25 04:23:48

Wonderful, insightful, sincere and really needed. What this book shares and the lens through which it’s presented is unique and progressive. Recommended for non-Muslims and Muslims

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"Nice book"

2018-02-22 12:40:13

I love how Professor Ramadan explains each part and it shows how misunderstood many people are when it comes to the word jihad and its actual meaning. I would recommend this to everyone.

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2018-02-20 11:06:54

At first, I wasn't sure as to what to think about it but once I read it, my understanding was a lot clearer than before. I'd recommend it to many others who have doubt about the issues that surround Islam

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