Jihad Beyond Islam
"Jihad" is a highly charged word. Often mistranslated as "Holy War", it has become synonymous with terrorism. Current political events have entirely failed to take account of the subtlety and complexity of jihad. Like many concepts with a long history, different cultural ideas have influenced the religious aspects of jihad. As a result its original meaning has been adapted, modified and destabilized--never more than at the present time. How does jihad manifest itself in Muslims' everyday lives? What impact has 9/11 and its backlash had on it? By observing the current crisis of identity among ordinary Muslims, this timely book explores why, and in what circumstances Muslims speak of jihad. Marranci offers us a nuanced and sophisticated anthropological understanding of Muslims' lives beyond the predictable cliché.
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